Few people have heard the name Walter Tull. Those who have, rarely appreciate the relevance of his contribution to both sport and service to King and Country. His early life was marred with personal tragedy, and as he grew up, he continued to face hardship and misfortune.
Despite this deprived start in life his conviction to succeed, guts and skill helped shape a career in football and at the start of the Great War, he exchanged the football field in favour of the battlefield.
Walter was sadly killed in action on 25 March 1918, his body never recovered.