CROSSING THE WHITE LINE
The Walter Tull Story
KS2 Activity Pack. Crossing the White Line
Author: Peter Daniel.
Research: Phil Vasili.
Illustrations: Ted Smith-Orr.
Design: Camilla Bergman.
In association with, City of Westminster Archives; Heritage, Lottery Fund; Professional Footballers’ Association; Central Hall; National Army Museum.
The story of the orphaned boy from Folkestone in Kent, who became a footballer with Clapton Orient, Tottenham Hotspur and Northampton Town FCs. On the out-break of WW1 he Joined the Football Battalion, quickly promoted to sergeant and against all regulations to become the first coloured commissioned officer- Lieutenant- in the British Army. Died under fire leading his men and recommended for the Military Cross, which is still being sought.