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Edwin John MOODY (of Wychling)

b. 22nd July 1925
d. 11th April 1945. Aged 19

Marine, Service Number CH/X 112355
No 40 Royal Marine Commando
Royal Marines

Argenta Gap War Cemetery, Ferrara, Italy
Cemetery/memorial reference: 47. E. 18.
Killed in Action

Argenta Gap War Cemetery, Ferrara, Italy

Men of 40 Royal COmmando leave a power plant they destroyed at Lake Comacchio, Italy, 11th April 1945Born 22 July 1925 in Witley, Surrey, Edwin (known as Ted) was the son of Albert and Mary (née Urquhart) Moody of Wychling.

Edwin lost his life at the Battle of the Argenta Gap (12–19 April 1945) that formed part of the Allied spring 1945 offensive during the Italian Campaign in the final stages of the Second World War. In fact this was 40 Commando's final action in WW2.

On the night of 10/11 April, the 40th (Royal Marine) Commando advanced along the raised causeway bordering Lake Comacchio. The commandos met stiff resistance and took heavy casualties but were able to take the objective with the assistance of air support.

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