Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

19/2/2013

Extraordinary courage of First World War lieutenant who could become Britain’s first black army officer to win a posthumous Military Cross

A new play about Britain’s first black Army officer hopes to strengthen a campaign to award him a Military Cross.

Second Lieutenant Walter Tull, who grew up in an East London orphanage, was recommended for a Military Cross for heroism on the Western Front, according to letters sent to his family after he was killed in 1918. for more click here

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