D-Day - 75 Stories: Sub Lieutenant Richard Pirrie

For some of the 22,442 who died on D-Day and during the Battle of Normandy, their deaths were all the more tragic for when they happened.

Today’s story is about Sub Lieutenant Richard Pirrie of the Royal Australian Navy; one of the service men and women from more than 30 Allied countries who died during the Normandy campaign. 

To tell us more about Sub Lieutenant Pirrie, here is Captain Shane Craig. Captain Craig is the Royal Australian Naval attaché in London.

Like Richard Pirrie did 75 years ago, Shane works closely with the British military.

Sub Lieutenant Richard Pirrie’s name will now be added to the British Normandy Memorial.

The Normandy Memorial Trust is building the British Normandy Memorial.

The ‘22,442 Sacrifice for Freedom Campaign’ is raising funds to complete the British Normandy Memorial. You can donate to the campaign by visiting this link.

Your support and generosity is very much appreciated.




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