Mount Pierrway

Feature Type:Mount - Variation of Mountain: Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks. ["Mount" preceding the name usually indicates that the feature is named after a person.]
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: E of Mitchell Lake at NE corner of Wells Gray Provincial Park, W of Valemount, Cariboo Land District
Tags: World War II
Latitude-Longitude: 52°52'30''N, 120°08'24''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93A/16

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 1 June 1966 on 93A.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Named to remember Canadian Army Private Alfred Pierrway, K 601413, from Quesnel; serving as a gunner with the Royal Canadian Artillery when he was killed 12 July 1942, age 22 (circumstances not cited). Buried at Prince George Cemetery, grave 4. 2. H. Survived by mother Lily Miller, Quesnel.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office