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Photo: Looking east to Mount Mercer from near Assiniboine Pass (courtesy Calvin Damen)

Mount Mercer

  • 2970 m (9,745ft)
  • Naming History
  • Hiking and Trails
50.9236N -115.520W
Located in the Bryant Creek Valley southeast of the head of Mercer Creek

Range: Sundance
Province: Alberta
Headwater: Bow
Year Named: 1918
Named for: Mercer, Major-General M.S. (Major-General Mercer commanded the Third Division of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He was killed in action near Zillibeke, Flanders in France in 1916.) WW I
Popular Hike: Assiniboine

Mercer, M.S. (1859-1916)

Major-General Mercer was placed in command of the 3rd Canadian Division in Dec 1915. He was killed on June 2nd 1916 at Mount Sorrel. He was the highest ranking Canadian killed in the Great War.