Headwaters of Astoria River
52.6672 N 118.0567 W — Map 083D09 — Google — GeoHack — Bivouac
Name officially adopted in 1928
Official in Canada
- Wikipedia. Mount Edith Cavell
Named for Edgar Evans [[1876-1912], a Royal Navy petty officer and member of the “Polar Party” in Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated expedition to the South Pole in 1911–1912. A group of five men attained the Pole on 17 January 1912. Evans was the first to die on the return; he had accidentally cut his hand and the wound would not heal. The rest of the party subsequently also perished.
Lawrence Edward Grace “Titus” Oates [1880 – 1912] was a British army officer, and later an Antarctic explorer, who died from hypothermia during Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated expedition to the South Pole in 1911–1912. Oates walked from his tent into a blizzard on his 32nd birthday, in what is seen as an act of self-sacrifice. Oates was suffering from gangrene and frostbite, compromising his three companions’ chances of survival. According to the diary of Commander Robert Falcon Scott, CVO, [1868–1912], as Oates left the tent he said, “I am just going outside and may be some time.” The three other members of the party also perished over the next few days; Edgar Evans [1876-1912] had died previously.
Named in 1921 after Charles Algernon Fryatt [1872 –1916], a British merchant seaman who was court martialled by the Imperial German Navy for attempting to ram a German U-boat in 1915. When his ship, the SS Brussels, was captured off occupied Belgium in 1916, Captain Fryatt was court-martialled under German military law and sentenced to death for “illegal civilian warfare.” International outrage followed his execution by firing squad near Bruges, Belgium. In 1919, his body was reburied with full honours in the United Kingdom.
The south branch [of the Whirlpool River] is the main stream. …. Near the upper end it turns and leads to a large glacier, being divided into two parts by a thickly forested elevation rising between them. The glacier which has undoubtedly originated the gravel flat, is the surplus discharge of a broad icefield at the northeastern corner of which stands Mt. Scott, and Mt. Hooker at the southwestern. The name “Scott” was given to a mountain and to the glacier by A. L. Mumm, Vice-President of the Alpine Club (England), after the celebrated explorer who lost his life in his famous expedition to discover the South Pole. In 1913 Mumm and Geoffrey Howard visited Athabasca Pass in an endeavour to elucidate the mystery of Mts. Brown and Hooker. It appears, however, that the name Mt. Scott was conferred upon the mountain that was named Hooker by David Douglas and, in consequence, the name has been transferred to the high mountain at the northeastern corner of the icefield. These gentlemen also appear to have conferred the name Mt. Patricia upon the massif here referred to as Mt. Fryatt. The latter is thought to be more appropriate in conjunction with Mt. Edith Cavell, directly opposite on the other side of the valley of the Whirlpool.
Named to remember Alfred John Collett, a Pilot Officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force killed in action 11 June 1944. He enlisted at New Westminster on 12 December 1942 and was serving with 460 (R.A.F.F) Squadron when he was killed. Buried at Viroflay New Communal Cemetery, Yvelines, France, grave B- 23.
According to his RCAF Service Book, Collett was born on 18 August 1915. Religion Presbyterian . Occupation in civilian life: Lumber manufacturer. Person to be informed of casualties: Mrs. M. S. Collett, RR1, New Westminster BC.
Written on the top of his service book: Missing 10 June 1944.
Named in memory of Captain James Herrick McGregor [1869–1915], Provincial Land Surveyor, who fell at Ypres 25 April 1915.
Named to remember Royal Canadian Air Force Flying Officer William Quanstrom, J26350, from Quesnel. Serving with 12 (RAF) Squadron when his plane was shot down during air operations over the North Sea on 10 April 1944, age 27. With no known grave, his name is inscribed on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, UK, panel 248. Parents were Julius and Emma Elizabeth Quanstrom, Quesnel.
Named to remember Canadian Army gunner Alfred Pierrway, K 601413, from Quesnel, serving with the Royal Canadian Artillery when he was killed at Fort Garry on 12 July 1942, age 22. Buried at Prince George Cemetery, grave 4. 2. H. Survived by mother Lily Miller, Quesnel.
Soldier found dead in bush after storm
Possibly a victim of Saturday night’s violent electrical storm, Pte. Alfred Pierway, of the Artillery Training centre, Fort Garry, was found dead in the bush near the barracks early Sunday morning.
There is nothing to lead police to believe there was any foul play but the initial examination revealed that Pte. Pierway died of shock. “There is a strong possibility he may have been struck by lightning.” Dr. O. C. Trainor, pathologist of Misericordia hospital, who is conducting the post mortem, told The Tribune today.
“Lightning may leave extensive marks or none at ail on the body.”
Dr. Trainor said the body showed traces of alcoholism.
The only mark found on Pte. Pierway was a bruise on his left side. Pte. Pierway, formerly of Quesnel, B.C. had returned to Fort Garry shortly after midnight Saturday following a trip to Winnipeg. At 7 a.m. Sunday a university student discovered the body near the bus stop and notified Cpl. I. Morrison, on sentry duty.
Chief Alex Martin, of Fort Garry, is investigating the case. It is not known whether an inquest will be held or not until more results are reported from the postmortem.— Winnipeg Evening Tribune
Named in remembrance of Canadian Army Lance Corporal Stanley James Monroe, K41218, from McBride. Serving with the Canadian Forestry Corps when he was killed 1 July 1942, age 24.
Cpl. Stanley Monroe, 24, Adrian A. Monroe and Lela A. Monroe of McBride, B.C., formerly of Edmonton and more recently of Czar and Camrose, who was drowned recently in Lake St. Joseph, Quebec, while on routine duty. Funeral was held at McBride with military honors.
He was the son of Adrian A. Monroe and Lela A. Monroe, McBride.
The name was adopted in 1966 to remember Royal Canadian Air Force Flight Lieutenant Gerald Alfred Lunn, J10875, from Quesnel. Lunn served as air gunner with 429 Squadron when he was killed in action 17 April 1943, age 23. Buried in Septmonts Churchyard, Aisne, France.