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Walter Tull in art and in history

Walter Tull (1883–1918)

Walter Tull (1883–1918)

Northampton Borough Council

This statue was comissioned by Northampton Borough Council to commemorate Walter Tull, a professional footballer who joined Northampton Town Football Club in 1911. In 1914 he enlisted in the army and later became one of Britain's first Black army officers.

A resource from the National Army Museum

This video explores Walter Tull's experiences as an army officer during the First World War.

For more information about Walter Tull and army life past and present, and further resources about the Black and Asian soldiers, visit the National Army Museum.

Artworks from the National Army Museum

The National Army Museum is a leading authority on the British Army and its impact on society past and present.

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