Private James Piercy

Private James Miller Stuart Piercy, 13th Battalion, The Kings Liverpool Regiment. He was killed in action in Burma on 28th March 1943, aged 28. He was the son of William and Christina Piercy of Rutherford Place, Kelso and is commemorated on the Rangoon Memorial, Burma. He had enlisted in the Kings Own Scottish Borderers as a Regular in 1933 and was later transferred to the King’s Liverpools. The Battalion was one of the Regiments that made up the “Chindits” and took part in the first Chindit Operation which advanced into Burma on 8th February 1943 with 3,000 men. ” Operation Loincloth ” finished after 3 months having marched through 1,000 miles of jungle having disrupted Japanese transport and losing 800 men, many through disease. The photo shows Chindits in Burma.

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