RM Engineer Commando

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PIRIE, Alexander Beverley

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.

THOMSON, Donald (Cpl)

Cpl. Thomson was killed during operations in Holland. The exact circumstances of his death are not known, but on the day of his death 47RM Commando took part in an unsuccessful attack on the German held small island of Kapelsche Veer which lies between the River Maas and the River Oudermaas.


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