WW1 Officer Medal Campaign

Author Michael Morpurgo is calling for former Northampton Town footballer, Walter Tull, to be given a posthumous award for his service during World War One.

Michael Morpurgo: Walter Tull "an extraordinary, heroic man"

Children's author Michael Morpurgo is calling for a former Northampton Town footballer to be given a posthumous award for his service during the First World War. Walter Tull was the first black officer in the British Army but was killed in action in 1918.

Morpurgo, who has written a book based on Tull's life, says the footballer and Army officer was an "extraordinary, heroic man".

Calls for posthumous award for former Northampton Town footballer

Walter Tull Credit: ITV News

Author Michael Morpurgo is calling for a former Northampton Town footballer to be given a posthumous award for his service during the First World War.

Walter Tull was the first black officer in the British Army but was killed in action in 1918.

Morpurgo - who's written a book based on Tull's life - wants his courage to be recognised by the Ministry of Defence.

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