William Jarvie Harrower

RankSergeant 1049
RegimentArmy Gymnastics Staff, formerly Highland Light Infantry
Military Service

A careful search of on-line catalogues has failed to find a Medal Index card for Harrower.  The fact that he does not seem to have qualified even for the British War Medal suggests that he spent all his military service in the United Kingdom.   As a staff sergeant instructor presumably he spent his time training recruits.


c1893, Glasgow

Death13th August 1917
Circumstances of Death

Died at Glasgow, buried 16th August 1917

BurialGlasgow Necropolis
CWGC Information



Thomas Harrower (c1854-1941) and Jane Cross Jarvie (c1855-1919)

Father's Occupation

Mechanical engineer


Margaret M (c1884-), Ann (c1886-), John (c1891-)




Whitehill Secondary School


Apprentice mechanical engineer employed by a railway company (1911)

1901 Census

51 Alexandra Parade, Dennistoun, Glasgow

1911 Census

493 Alexandra Parade, Dennistoun, Glasgow

Home Address

493 Alexandra Parade, Dennistoun, Glasgow

Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Sextus Lair 456
Other Memorials

Whitehill Secondary School
Scottish National War Memorial – not listed

Other Information

Formerly 3389 HLI

Acknowledgements and Sources

Much of the information on which this profile is based is drawn from various internet sources which are listed below.  The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis also wish to make full acknowledgement and thanks for the permitted use of any information or images generously supplied specifically for exhibition, publication or display in connection with The Roll of Honour and accompanying profiles to Ancestry, and Find my past.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Family Search

Scotlands People

The Long, Long Trail

The Scottish War Memorials Project



Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

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