Edward Brindle Moon was the son of Alfred and Florence Moon, of Streatham, London. He enlisted into The Royal Corps of Signals and volunteered for Airborne forces.
Sergeant Moon successfully completed his Glider Pilot training and was posted to B Squadron, 1st Wing, The Glider Pilot Regiment, and took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).
Sgt Moon was shot through the head by a sniper whilst trying to rescue Capt John Smellie. He had dashed across open ground and had managed to lift the Captain on his shoulders when he was killed, aged 30. He was given a field burial in a mass grave 150 yards south of Hotel Tafelberg, Oosterbeek, and was re-interred to Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery on 3 September 1945.
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