PIRIE, Alexander Beverley

Royal Marines
Royal Navy
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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.


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.
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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