Born in Kent, Walter Tull (28 April 1888 - 25 March 1918) became one of Tottenham Hotspurs' top players.
When he joined the Footballers' Battalion during the First World War, his leadership and courage won him a commission and a recommendation for the Military Cross.
But Walter wasn't just a great footballer and British officer.
He happened to be black, at a time when the rule book stated that only white men could become officers.
In personal jottings, photos and pictures, this scrapbook brings alive a man who lived outside the limitations of his age - from Walter's childhood in an orphanage through his footballing years at Spurs and Northampton to the Western Front, highlighting the Christmas Day Truce of 1914, Walter's officer training - pipe, moustache and all! - ending with his death on the Somme, his memorials and his legacy .
1DBKE England, 3JH c 1800 to c 1900, 3JJC c 1900 - c 1914, 3JJF c 1914 to c 1918 (including WW1) , YNWA Football / soccer (Children's / Teenage), YQH Educational: History, YXN Personal & social issues: racism & multiculturalism (Children's / Teenage)