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Who Was Walter Tull

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Who Was Walter Tull


Postby AsleepInYorkshire » June 13th, 2021, 9:17 pm

  • Born on 28th April 1888
  • Orphaned at 9 years old
  • Signed by Tottenham Hotspur in 1909
  • Joined in the British Army in 1914
  • Sent to hospital with shell shock in 1915 before returning to action in September 1916
  • Saw action in the Battle of the Somme & Ypres
  • Promoted to Lieutenant in 1917
  • Killed in action 1918
  • Recommended for The Military Cross for bravery.
Walter has lent his name to a street in the town where he was born.

Walter Tull was the Army’s first black officer to command white troops.


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