Britain’s First Black Officer « lancalass

My Sister Pauline, called Home Too Soon.

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane , I would walk right up to heaven and bring you back again.

The greatest gift our parents gave us..was each other.

If I had a flower for every memory I have with you, I could forever walk in my garden.

Rest In Peace knowing how much I love you!!

All I ask is that you remember me at the alter of God.


A sundown splendid and serene,
A sister’s kiss upon your cheek,
A timeless moment when you are thanked,
You smile but cannot speak.
Such gifts are rich beyond compare,
And compensate for grief and care.
We lost a very special sister and best friend the day you were called home so suddenly and without warning..
Loved with a love beyond all telling,
Missed with a grief beyond all tears.
Goodnight and God Bless Pauline I love you and miss you so much…xxx

Re-united with her loving parents and brothers Peter and John, sister Patrica. Missed by her loving husband Peter also daughter Susan and Ebony her granddaughter,  son Anthony, and Grandsons.. Not forgetting  Brian and Granddaughter Julie.

All of you Rest In Peace!


Britain’s First Black Officer

Why Britain’s first black officer who gave up Tottenham football career to fight deserves Military Cross. The honour would recognise the context of institutional racism in which he and other men of colour served as soldiers.

As many as 127 MPs have written to the Prime Minister calling for a posthumous Military Cross to be awarded to Walter Tull, the first black officer in the British Army and one of the first black professional footballers.

Here, on the 100th anniversary of his death, biographer Phil Vasili tells Sky News why Tull needs to be formally recognised for his WWI bravery.

The first Black infantry officer in the British Army was 2nd Lieutenant Walter Tull.

He was the first black infantry officer to lead white troops into battle and the first black infantry officer to be recommended for a Military Cross, which he never received.

Ever heard of him?

Tull, who had grown up in an orphanage from aged nine after both his parents died, was a footballer, playing for>>


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