Issue Date: 25/03/2018
Issue Name: A Tribute to Walter Tull - 1888 to 1918
Producer: Buckingham Covers
Walter Tull ws a professional footballer, soldier and hero. He served in the footballer's battalion of the Middlesex Regiment.
Our Great War cover pays tribute to Walter Tull and features a 1st class poppy stamp along with a Road of Remembrance, Folkestone postmark (25th March, 2018), along with a special cachet.
Walter Tull was a profesional footballer, soldier and hero. He served in the footballer's battalion of the Middlesex Regiment, commissioned as second Lieutenant in May 1917.
Tull was mentioned in dispatches for 'gallentry and coolness' whilst leading 26 men on a raiding party into enemy territory. He was killed in action on 25th March 1918 in France during the spring offensive.