CAPTAIN Edward Alfred MOY-THOMAS 1st Airlanding Brigade Headquarters. Staff Captain.
Commissioned into The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry on September 7th 1940 he served with the 52nd until he was posted to the Headquarters of 1st Airlanding Brigade as Liaison Officer and served in the airborne invasion of Sicily, then Italy. He was later promoted to Captain and appointed as Staff Captain with the HQ of 1st Airlanding Brigade in which position he held at Arnhem. He was killed in action on 20th September 1944 when Brigade HQ took a direct hit from a Mortar bomb which also killed another three staff officers including Captain Stuart Leslie Blatch of the Royal Signals, brother of Captain John Blatch of the Glider Pilot Regiment and formerly of the Buckinghamshire Battalion of the Regiment.