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    Walter Tull

    Walter Tull was born at 16 Allendale Street in Folkestone on 28th April 1888. His grandfather was a slave in Barbados. His father, came to Britain in 1876 and married a girl in Folkestone and they had six children. Walter attended the North Board school (now Mundella Primary school) and when both parents died was taken into care in London. He went on to become the first black outfield professional football player. He signed for Tottenham Hotspur in 1909 and then Northampton Town football club. He joined the army at the outbreak of WW1 and took part in the Battle of the Somme. He was the first black officer in the British army and was killed in action on 25th May 1918. His name is inscribed on the war memorial at the top of the Road of Remembrance, in Folkestone.

    Please follow this link to the BBC's website to find out more.
    www.bbc.co.uk/london/content/articles/2008/02/20/walter_tull_feature.shtml

    An Exhibition was held at The Grand Hotel Folkestone and they produced an information leaflet.