Harold Gilmour, member of Byrd’s expedition here on visit

The Lawrenceburg Press
Friday, June 13, 1941

Harold P. Gilmour, member of Admiral Richard E. Byrd’s exploration tour to the South Pole, who returned to the states in May, arrived in Lawrenceburg Tuesday for a stay of two weeks with relatives and friends. Mr. Gilmour, who is guest of his divorced wife’s sister, Mrs. Jospeh Noppert and Mr. Noppert is here especially to see his three children, Gloria, 17, Ruth, 14, and “Buddy” 13. Mr. Gilmour and his elder daughter, Miss Gloria, motored yesterday to Oxford, Ohio, where he went to see Dr. Wade, who was also a member of Admiral Byrd’s Trip.

Secretary “Dick” Ewan of the Kiwanis Club, states that an invitation is to be extended Mr. Gilmour to be guest-speaker at the club’s meeting on Tuesday next.

Interesting note

Mount Gilmour (76°56′S 144°40′W) is a mountain 4 nautical miles (7 km) southeast of Mount Passel in the Ford Ranges of Marie Byrd Land.

Discovered in 1940 by members of West Base of the United States Antarctic Service (USAS). Named for Harold P. Gilmour, recorder, and subsequently historian and administrative assistant to the expedition commander.[1]



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