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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Shepway
Town
Folkestone
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
67774
Current location

Attached to the bandstand
The Leas
Folkestone
Shepway
Kent
CT20 2XA
England

OS Grid Ref: TR 22231 35458
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Rectangular brass plaque with thin black engraved border. Plaque affixed to the wall at each corner. Lettering engraved in black.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF WALTER TULL/ 1888-1918/ BORN IN FOLKESTONE AND EDUCATED AT/ MUNDELLA PRIMARY SCHOOL/ HE WAS THE FIRST BLACK OFFICER IN THE BRITISH ARMY/ AND THE FIRST BLACK OUTFIELD PLAYER TO PLAY/ PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL IN BRITAIN/ KILLED IN ACTION DURING THE/ SECOND BATTLE OF THE SOMME/ PROUDLY REMEMBERED.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname, date of birth, date of death, place of birth, manner of death, place of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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