Percy Moody was the only son of George and Ann Moody of Stourbridge. Mrs Moody kept the Post Office in Lower High Street and Percy was well known in the area. He had emigrated to Australia in March 1914 but volunteered for the Australian Expeditionary Force only six months later. He was with the 13th Battalion of Infantry, one of the first contingents to land at Gallipoli in April 1915. However, he suffered from dysentery and was treated in hospitals on Lemnos and Malta. He returned to Britain for ten days leave and then rejoined the Australians in Flanders near Ypres. He was very seriously wounded and died on the 25th September 1917. Private Percy Moody was 32 years of age and is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery (XXIII C 1A) and commemorated on the Stourbridge, St. Thomas's church and Australian National Memorials. His wife and young daughter returned to England to live at 4 Poplar Row, Kidderminster after 1918.
Market Street, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 1AQ
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