D-Day hero dies after battle to help his wife
THE D-DAY hero who collapsed with worry over the council care of his dementiastricken wife has died.
Patrick Moore, 98, passed away having spent his final days in a wrangle with social services as he tried to get Audrey, 88, into a care home.
But Mr Moore, who attended last month’s D-Day commemoration in Normandy, died knowing he had won his final battle because his wife of 56 years was ‘reassessed’ by Kent social workers after the Mail highlighted the case. She will now be looked after in a nursing home.
It was Mr Moore’s dying wish that his wife be cared for, after he could no longer be there for her. ‘I believe Pat understood that he had achieved his aim,’ said his friend retired Major Graham Merrett.