Moore, Captain Sir Thomas
Born Keighley, W Yorks 30 April 1920; s of late Wilson, (Wilfred), Moore and Isabella Moore (née Hird); m 1st, 1949, Billie (marr. diss.); 2nd, 1968, Pamela Mary Paull (d 2006); two d ; died 2 Feb. 2021
Keighley Grammar Sch.; Bradford Tech. Coll.
Articled to water engr, Keighley, 1935–38; conscripted 8th Bn Duke of Wellington’s Regt, 1940; commnd 9th Bn, 1941; served in India and Burma campaign; demobbed, 1946; labourer at quarry; travelling salesman; Regl Manager, Nuralite Co. Ltd; Manager, Cawood Concrete Products Ltd, led mgt buy-out; Manager, March Concrete Products Ltd, 1983–87. Walked 100 lengths of his garden to raise money for NHS Charities Together during COVID-19 pandemic and raised over £32m; est. Captain Tom Foundn, 2020. Hon. Col, Army Foundn Coll. (Harrogate), 2020. Hon. DSc Cranfield, 2020. Guinness World Records for most money raised by charity walk (individual) and for oldest person to reach number one in UK charts (for single, You’ll Never Walk Alone, with Michael Ball and The Voice of Care Choir), 2020
Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day: my autobiography, 2020; One Hundred Steps: the story of Captain Sir Tom Moore (for children), 2020