Merville, British Columbia

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Merville is an unincorporated community in the Comox Valley between the City of Courtenay, Mount Washington, Dove Creek, and Black Creek near the east coast of Vancouver Island. It was named by soldiers returning to the Island after fighting in France for Canada in World War I who named it after the place in France, Merville-Franceville-Plage, where the Canadians had their first field headquarters.[1]: 172 

Twin Town[edit]

Merville-Franceville-Plage

References[edit]

  1. ^ Akrigg, G.P.V.; Akrigg, Helen B. (1986), British Columbia Place Names (3rd, 1997 ed.), Vancouver: UBC Press, ISBN 0-7748-0636-2

Coordinates: 49°47′N 125°04′W / 49.783°N 125.067°W / 49.783; -125.067