From war hero to lockdown hero: Britain mourns Captain Tom
Centenarian raised millions for health workers and captured a nation’s heart before himself dying of Covid
With flowers and lights, Britain paid tribute on Wednesday to Captain Tom Moore, 100, who touched the hearts of millions by offering a simple message of hope and self-sacrifice during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Moore, who raised tens of millions of pounds for the National Health Service by walking up and down his garden, died on Tuesday in Bedford Hospital after suffering from Covid-19 and pneumonia. He had been fighting cancer for five years.
Outside his home in Marston Moretaine, 80km north of London, children laid flowers. One message read: “Rest in Peace Captain Tom. We love you. X.”..