PIRIE, Alexander Beverley

Rank: 
Sergeant
Unit/Base: 
'RM Engineer Commando'
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Number: 
CH/X/1178
Honours & Awards: 
Sergeant Alexander Pirie MM, RM
Sergeant Alexander Pirie , 3 RM Engineer Commando, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of his gallantry during operations at Myebon.
Recommendation
On 12 Jan.'45 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 Gazette 37079, page 2523.
National Archives file WO373/98/586.
[Image] His son Bill Pirie.
 

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