PIRIE, Alexander Beverley

Rank: 
Sergeant
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
CH/X/1178
Honours & Awards: 
Sergeant Alexander Pirie MM, RM
Sergeant Alexander Pirie , 3 RM Engineer Commando, was awarded the MM in recognition of his gallantry during operations at Myebon.
 

Citation 

In Burma on 12th January 1945 Sgt Pirie was engaged in mine clearing operations on the landing beach at Myebon Peninsula. Assisted by two NCOs he cleared fields of mines of a type hitherto unencountered in this theatre of war and unknown to them, with great coolness, devotion to duty, and disregard for his own personal safety. By his efforts many casualties were undoubtedly averted.
 
Sources
London Gazettes Supp. 37079, page 2523.
National Archives file WO 373/98/586.
Gallery, Commando Veterans Archive.
[Image] His son Bill Pirie.]
[Citation] Commando Gallantry Awards of WW2 author George Brown.]
 

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