Captain Sir Tom Moore’s daughter reveals his funeral wishes, including writer-inspired epitaph

Captain Sir Tom Moore’s daughter has today revealed the fundraising hero’s funeral wishes, ahead of plans to celebrate his remarkable life this weekend.

Hannah Ingram-Moore said the 100-year-old World War Two veteran had set out his requests in a ‘lovely’ and ‘open’ conversation prior to his death. 

She revealed the national treasure wanted Victoria sponge cake and sandwiches at his funeral and had asked for his ashes to be taken to the family grave in Yorkshire.

And she said Captain Tom, who passed away earlier this month after contracting pneumonia and coronavirus, wanted a Spike Milligan-inspired epitaph ‘I told you I was old’ inscription on his grave-stone. 

Speaking in a heartwarming interview with Good Morning Britain, ahead of Captain Tom’s funeral this weekend, she said: ‘Of course, he was older so the concept of talking about death was a real one.

‘But we had a lovely conversation, he and I, in his kitchen, and I said to him the thought of a very quiet funeral might not cut it and that people might be quite interested, and he said in his Yorkshire accent “Do you think so?”.

‘And so I asked him what he wanted and his wishes were really clear, he said he would like to be cremated and his ashes taken to the family grave in Yorkshire.

‘He was very descriptive about the songs he wanted to be played and he wanted us to eat Victoria sponge cakes and sandwiches after, and was so glad he didn’t have to make them.’

Hannah Ingram-Moore said the 100-year-old World War Two veteran had set out his requests in a ‘lovely’ and ‘open’ conversation prior to his death

She revealed Sir Captain Tom Moore (pictured) wanted Victoria sponge cake and sandwiches at his funeral and had asked for his ashes to be taken to the family grave in Yorkshire

She revealed Sir Captain Tom Moore (pictured) wanted Victoria sponge cake and sandwiches at his funeral and had asked for his ashes to be taken to the family grave in Yorkshire

Ms Ingram-Moore also revealed her father had asked to have ‘I told you I was old’ engraved on his headstone in tribute to a joke by his favourite comic growing up.

The witty line is inspired by comedian Spike Milligan’s famous…

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