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Memorial details

Memorial type
Wall
District
Northampton
Town
Northampton
County
Northamptonshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Mr Paul Mason, Mr Phil Vasili
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11th July 1999
    Attended by: MAYOR OF NORTHAMPTON
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
38194
Current location

Adjacent to Walter Tull Way / Edgar Mobbs Way roundabout,
Sixfields Football Stadium
Garden of Remembrance
Edgar Mobbs Way
Northampton
Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN5 5QA
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 72850 60033
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Freestanding concrete wall with nine grey, black & white marble tablets attached to both sides.
Inscription
6 o'clock face : Through his actions W. D. J. Tull / ridiculed the barriers of ignorance / that they to deny the people of colour / equality with their contemporaries. / His life stands testament to a / determination to confront those / people and those obstacles that / sought to diminish him and the / world in which he lived. / It reveals a man, though rendered / breathless in his prime, whose / strong heart still beats loudly. / This memorial marks an area of / reflective space as a Garden of Remembrance. 12 o'clock face : Walter Daniel John Tull born 28 April 1888 / 1909 - Tottenham Hotspur F.C. / 1911 - Northampton Town F.C. / 1914 - enlisted into 17th / Battalion, 1st Football. / 1917 - The first black Briton to be commissioned a combat officer. / 1918 - He was killed at the / second battle of the Somme. He was awarded the 1914 - 15/ Star and British War and / Victory Medals.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Tull, William Daniel John
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,occupation,additional,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White, Marble - Black, Marble - Grey
  • Wall
    Measurements: depth c 200 mm, height c 3000 mm, width c 3000 mm
    Materials: Concrete
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Reference

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