Walter Tull
Walter Tull

Walter Tull

  • manufacturer j lees
  • set title northampton town
  • period platinum
  • player walter tull
  • team northampton town
  • year 1912
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Mega rare J. Lees issue Walter Tull Rookie.

English professional footballer and British Army officer of Afro-Caribbean descent. He played as an inside forward and half back for Clapton, Tottenham Hotspur and Northampton Town and was the third person of mixed heritage to play in the top division of the Football League.

During the First World War, Tull served in the Middlesex Regiment, including in the two Footballers' Battalions. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant on 30 May 1917 and killed in action on 25 March 1918.