First Black Officer in British Army to be Honoured
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First Black Officer in British Army to be Honoured

The first black officer to serve in the British Army is to be honoured by having a road named after him in the town where he was born...

First Black Officer in British Army to be Honoured
The first black officer to serve in the British Army is to be honoured by having a road named after him in the town where he was born.
 
Walter Tull, who was born in Folkestone in 1888, was killed in action leading his men into battle in World War One on the Western Front, in 1918.
 
Before the war he had been a professional footballer, playing for Tottenham Hotspur and Northampton Town.