Mount Armstrong

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: On BC-Alberta boundary near head of Fording River, N of Elkford, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°21'01''N, 114°46'04''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82J/7

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 16th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1919, as labelled on BC -Alberta boundary sheet #7, surveyed in 1916, published in 1917.

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

Named in 1916 by interprovincial boundary surveyors, after John Douglas Armstrong of the surveyor general's staff, Ottawa; serving as a Lieutenant with 11th Field Company, Canadian Engineers, when he was killed in action 9 April 1917, age 28. Lieut. Armstrong is buried at Villers Station Cemetery, Villers-au-Bois, Pas de Calais, France; grave VII. J. 35.

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