Walter Daniel John Tull

(1888—1918) footballer and army officer

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(1888–1918). Footballer and soldier born on 28 April 1888 in Folkestone, Kent. From 24 February 1898 he lived at the Children's Home and Orphanage in Bonner Road, Bethnal Green, London. In 1908–9 he came to public prominence playing for Clapton Football Club: ‘catch of the season’ (Football Star, 20 March 1909). The following season he made his first team debut for Tottenham Hotspur in their inaugural game in the first division: ‘Tull is very good indeed’ (Daily Chronicle, 13 September 1909).


From The Oxford Companion to Black British History in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: British History.

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