Captain Sir Tom Moore 240920 CREDIT PA
Veterans

Captain Sir Tom Moore: His Life In Pictures

The Second World War veteran became an unlikely hero during the COVID-19 pandemic after raising more than £32m for the NHS.

Captain Sir Tom Moore 240920 CREDIT PA

Captain Sir Tom Moore has died in hospital aged 100 after testing positive for COVID-19.

The Second World War veteran, born in West Yorkshire in April 1920, captured the hearts of the nation after raising more than £32m for the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic by walking laps of his Bedfordshire garden.

He joined the British Army in 1940, shortly after the outbreak of World War Two, and went on to serve in India, Burma and Sumatra.

After leaving the military, he worked as a sales manager before becoming managing director of a concrete manufacturer. 

He moved in with his daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren in Bedfordshire in 2007.

It was from there his fundraising efforts gained worldwide coverage and saw him become a national treasure.