Walter Tull Memorial Ward


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Reference WMO/291373

Address:

Nye Bevan Building

Northampton General Hospital

Cliftonville

Northampton

NN1 5BD

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Hospital
Materials:
  • Unknown Unknown
Lettering: Unknown
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Hospital Ward, which is an acute general ward. He was the first black officer in the British Army who had played football for Clapton 1908, Tottenham Hotspur 1908-1911, Northampton Town 1911-1914 and Rangers(Glasgow) 1917-1918. He was born in Folkestone, his grandfather was enslaved in Barbados. There are other memorials to him in Northampton- WMO/138566 and WMO/290402, also at Folkestone and a peripatetic football trophy, held alternately by Tottenham Hotspur and Rangers Football Clubs. He was killed in action at the first Battle of Bapaume on 25 March 1918.
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