“I’m so proud that to have this new street named after Tony. It would have made him so happy. His friends are absolutely delighted as well. It’s so nice for them to have something permanent in Dagenham to remember him by.”
Labour is urging councils to follow the example of Barking and Dagenham and rename streets after war heroes.
The borough has named roads after Private Tony Rawson and Rifleman Martin Kinggett who were killed in Afghanistan.