war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper


Exhibition 2006 - Notes

Walter Tull is justly famed as the first black professional outfield football player in a British team, and as the first black combat officer in the British army. His career is well-documented. Walter Tull was in fact of dual heritage, and what is far less known, however, is that Walter Tull's mother was from Dover in Kent, and members of his family resided there for many years after his death. Descendants of the family still live in the area.

For more information on this aspect of Walter Tull's story, click here to see the report of the original research as it was presented in the Dover Express.

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