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Mount De Wind  Alberta   #16037
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Front Ranges / Berland Range

Height: 2453 m -> 8048 feet
Prominence?: 61 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Hunter (1.6 km away, at bearing 105 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Hunter (2.0 km away)

Location:   53.57368,-118.45639     53:34:25, -118:27:23   11U 403565 5937077 (56 km SE of Grande Cache). NTS Mapsheet: 083.E.09   AreaCode: FL38/FE75
Mount De Wind was named in 1948 after Second Lieutenant Edmund De Wind (VC) who was born in Comber, County Down, Ireland on December 11, 1883. He eventually migrated to Canada and moved to Edmonton where he was employed by the Canadian Bank of Commerce before he enlisted in the 31st Canadian Battalion in 1915. He fought in many battles including St. Eloi, Ypres, and the Somme and in September of 1917 he was commissioned as an officer and was transferred to the 17th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles with the rank of Lieutenant. De Wind was awarded the Victoria Cross and his citation reads "For most conspicuous bravery and self-sacrifice on the 21st March, 1918, at the Race Course Redoubt, near Groagie, France. For seven hours he held this most important post, and though twice wounded and practically single-handed, he maintained his position until another section could be got to his help. On two occasions, with two NCO's only, he got out on top under heavy machine gun and rifle fire, and cleared the enemy out of the trench, killing many. He continued to repel attack after attack until he was mortally wounded and collapsed. His valour, self-sacrifice and example were of the highest order."

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