A NEW memorial in honour of charity hero Captain Sir Tom Moore has been officially unveiled by his daughter. 

Hannah Ingram-Moore this week visited the National Memorial Arboretum, in Straffordshire, to see the newly named Captain Sir Tom Moore way, which joins around 400 monuments dedicated to members of the Armed Forces in the grounds. 


Captain Tom touched the hearts of the nation through his fundraising efforts; however, his record of public service began many decades earlier and as a veteran of the Burma Campaign, he was awarded the Burma Star.

Anyone walking from the start of Captain Sir Tom Moore Way to the Burma Star Memorial will walk approximately 250 metres, the same distance Captain Tom covered in his garden each day as part of his efforts to raise more than £32 million for NHS Charities Together. 

Ms Ingram-Moore said: “My father brought me up with so much respect for those that have given their lives for our country, especially as he knew first-hand the pain of seeing best friends die during a war.  

"Being here today and seeing Captain Sir Tom Moore Way forming part of this wonderful place to remember feels very poignant and it would have meant a huge amount to my father. It’s been a true honour to visit this beautiful place and I’m grateful to everyone at the National Memorial Arboretum that made this happen.”  Forestry Journal: Tom Moore raised more than £30m for charity Tom Moore raised more than £30m for charity

Renaming the road in the Far East Zone in tribute to centenarian was the brainchild of Tony Matthews, a Gulf War and Northern Ireland veteran who has volunteered at the Arboretum for 15 years and is chairman of the National Memorial Arboretum branch of the Royal British Legion. 

Mr Matthews said: “As he was a veteran of the Far East campaigns during the Second World War, I thought this would be a fantastic way of remembering Captain Tom.

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“Lots of people were keen for us to find an appropriate way to show our thanks and I realised this previously unnamed road in a part of the Arboretum so closely linked to his wartime service would make for the perfect tribute.” 

For further information and to pre-book visits to the National Memorial Arboretum, please visit https://www.thenma.org.uk