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Mount Harvey

  • 2438 m (8,000ft)
  • Naming History
53.5817N -118.450W
Located at the head of Little Berland River, 2 km northwest of Mount Hunter

Range: Berland
Province: Alberta
Park: Willmore
Headwater: Athabasca
Year Named: 1949
Named for: Harvey, Lieutenant Frederick Maurice Watson. VC (Lieutenant (later Brigadier) Watson was awarded the Victoria Cross while serving with the Lord Strathcona?s Horse as part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during WW I.)

Born in Ireland in 1880, Lieutenant (later Brigadier) Frederick Maurice Watson Harvey was a resident of Fort Macleod, Alberta. He served with the Lord Strathcona's Horse as part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during World War I.

On 27 March, 1917, at Guyencourt, France, during an attack by the regiment, the leading troop, commanded by Lt. Harvey, had suffered heavy casualties from rapid fire at close range. He was riding in front of his men when he came upon a wired trench containing a machine-gun and a strong garrison. He at once swung from his saddle and ran straight for the trench, jumped the wire, shot the gunner and captured the gun. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his efforts. Lt. Harvey survived the war, passing away in Calgary in 1980.