Walter Tull

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Birthday
28, 1888
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 25, 1918 (29)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
28, 1888
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 25, 1918 (29)

About

Forward who played professionally from 1908-1918 for Clapton, Tottenham Hotspur, Northampton Town, and the Rangers.

Before Fame

He began his education at Mundella Primary School.

Trivia

He fought in the Battle of the Somme in World War I and was later killed in action during the Spring Offensive.

Family Life

He grew up in Kent, England with his parents Daniel Tull and Alice Elizabeth Palmer.

Associated With

As the first mixed-race person to become a commissioned officer in the British Army and the second to play in the top division of British soccer, he helped break down barriers much like Jackie Robinson.