Gilbert Ladd Harrower was born on 28 July 1913 at Wilkes Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, the son of Lewis Titcomb Harrower and Margaret Ayars. He resided at Johnson City, Washington County, Tennesse in 1940 and enlisted on 28 June 1941 at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. He was killed in action in France on 15 July 1944 and was returned from La Cambe-Isigny in France. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, 12, 8115.

Technician Third Class
177th Ordnance Battalion, 127th Ordnance Company

Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, 1 August 1944
Gilbert L. Harrower, technician third grade, of Johnson City, Tenn., formerly of Dana street, Wilkes-Barre, was killed in action in France on July 15, relatives here have been informed. The telegram announcing his death was received by his mother, Mrs. Margaret Ayars Harrower, Johnson City. The family left this city some years ago. It was the second tragic death in the family in less than a year. The soldier’s father, Lewis T. Harrower, was killed in an automobile accident in Johnson City several months ago. Survivors include a brother, Lewis, in the U.S. Merchant Marine; three sisters, Miss Marian Harrower, a WAVE stationed in Annapolis; Mrs. Alice Swigert, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mrs. Natalie Searles, Harrison, N.Y.


  • Rank: Technician Third Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 28 July 1913
  • Date of death: 15 July 1944
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Johnson City
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 177th Ordnance Battalion, 127th Ordnance Company
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Middle Panel
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