TWO people who helped Britain win the war were celebrated in Weymouth.

May Edith Moore of Weymouth marked her 100th birthday on July 20 and danced alongside friends and family in Hope Square.

Her late husband George Henry Moore, who fought the Germans during the Second World War, passed away in 1981 at Weymouth Hospital.

He was remembered with a memorial service at Upwey Church, where a plaque was added to his gravestone and a wreath laid to mark his bravery.

A desert rat during the conflict, Mr Moore had his ankle shot off during battle and was operated on by Sir Archibald McKindo with a first in the world leg flap procedure to mend the damage. 

Desert rats were a group of British soldiers who helped defeat the Germans in North Africa.

The plaque was added to Mr Moore's gravestone by members of the Desert Rats Association who were dressed in full uniform for the occasion. 

Dorset Echo: George Henry Moore was remembered at a memorial service at Upwey ChurchGeorge Henry Moore was remembered at a memorial service at Upwey Church (Image: Family supplied)

It was a poignant month for daughter Diane, from Osmington, who attended her father's emotional memorial service before celebrating her mother's milestone with drinks and a dance at The Red Lion. 

Mrs Moore, born in London in July 1923, was a decoder during World War Two and had to sign the Secrets Act document. 

The codebreakers’ work was crucial to winning the war—and women were an important part of every team.

This top secret work, pioneered by Dorset-educated computer scientist Alan Turing, was done at Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes and Mrs Moore is one of the few remaining people alive who can remember the venue.

The pair married at the end of the war and they transferred to Weymouth in 1946 with their first child, David, in a pram.

Mr Moore was a manager for a shoe shop in Dorchester from 1946 until he joined his wife to take on several beach huts on Weymouth Sands, they ran them for more than 30 years.

Diane described her parents as 'two wonderful people that together helped win the war', adding her mother is still 'walking fine and looking very good'.

Mrs Moore, the oldest of seven siblings, received a letter from the new King Charles with family members coming to Weymouth from across the UK to celebrate with her - including her two sisters who are both in their mid-90s.