Mount Watson
2970m (9745ft.)

Located in the Mitchell River Valley. Assiniboine Park, Major headwater Kootenay River.
Latitude 50; 53; 25 Longitude 115; 42; 45, Topo map 82J/13


Named in 1924. Watson, Sir David (A soldier and jounalist, Sir David Watson commanded the Fourth Canadian Division during WW I.) Official name.

Photo: The Marshall (left) and Mount Watson from the northeast at Cerulean Lake (courtesy Ken Jones)

Other Information

Sir David Watson (1871-1922) commanded the 4th (Canadian) Division from April 1916 until the end of the war. Born in Quebec, Watson was a journalist prior to serving with the 8th Royal Rifles of Quebec. Ten years later he was appointed its commanding officer with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. When war broke out Watson was appointed commanding officer of the 2nd Canadian Battalion. Later he assumed command of the 5th Canadian Brigade. In April 1916 he took command of the 4th Canadian Division and was promoted to Major-General, finishing the war as the senior divisional commander of the Canadian Corps. He was knighted in 1918 and died on 19 February 1922.

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