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Walter Tull: Commemorative Post Box

 
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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:12 pm    Post subject: Walter Tull: Commemorative Post Box Reply with quote

As part of Black History Month the Post Office has painted four post boxes black to honour black Britons including Walter Tull: the first black Army officer to command regular troops. The post box is in Byres Road, Glasgow. Article on the BBC website at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54344961.

Name: TULL, WALTER DANIEL JOHN
Initials: WDJ
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Middlesex Regiment, 5th Bn. attd. 23rd Bn. (formerly 17th Bn)
Date of Death: 25/3/1918
Age: 29
Additional Information: Son of the late Daniel Tull; brother of Edward Tull-Warnock, of 419, St. Vincent St., Glasgow. Former professional footballer with Tottenham Hotspur and Northampton Town, he was also previously a FA Amateur Cup Winner with Clapton FC. He played more than a hundred first team games for Northampton Town before the First World War intervened.
Panel Reference: Bay 7
Memorial: Arras Memorial.
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