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Tommy Atkins, the British Soldier in Canada

Carol M. Whitfield

Tommy Atkins, the British Soldier in Canada

1759-1870/Cat No R64-81-1981-56E (History and Archaeology, 56)

by Carol M. Whitfield

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Published by Canadian Government Pub Centre .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages239
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Open LibraryOL7626693M
ISBN 100660110806
ISBN 109780660110806

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Whitfield. Tommy: The British Soldier on the Western Front The first history of World War I to place centre-stage the British soldier who fought in the trenches, this superb and important book tells the story of an epic and terrible war through the letters, diaries and memories of those who fought it/5.

The British Tommy, Tommy Atkins. by Ben Johnson. It is in Flanders, at the height of the Battle of Boxtel. The Duke of Wellington is with his first command, the 33rd Regiment of Foot, who have been bloodily engaged in hand-to-hand fighting, when he comes across a soldier lying mortally wounded in the mud.

It is Private Thomas Atkins. Young Tommy Atkins (The Strand, B) "Tommy Atkins" is the general British term for soldier (rather like our "GI Joe"), and this article looks at the experiences of a couple of new recruits. Also available in the September issue of Victorian Times.

Boy Soldiers and Sailors, by Frances H. Low (The Strand, B). Tommy Atkins, 1 the universal British soldier, garrisoned Canada from to This paper describes the major series of records at the National Archives of Canada which give personal information about the officers and men of the various British military forces who served in Canada.

It tries to summarize in a very few. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Whitfield, Carol M. Tommy Atkins, the British soldier in Canada.

Ottawa: National Historic Parks and Sites Branch, Parks Canada, Environment Canada, Tommy Atkins (often just Tommy) is slang for a common soldier in the British Army. It was certainly well established during the nineteenth century, but is particularly associated with the First World War.

It can be used as a term of reference, or as a form of address. Tommy Atkins, the British Soldier in Canada: /Cat No RE (History and Archaeology, 56) by Carol M.

Whitfield Book condition: Good. Tommy Atkins, we Never Knew Ye: Documenting the British Soldier in Canada, – Military Organization and the Archival Record. Canadian Military History, Dec Tommy Atkins has been used as a generic name for a common British soldier for many years.

The origin of the term is a subject of debate, but it is known to have been used as early as A letter sent from Jamaica about a mutiny amongst the troops says "except for those from N. America ye Marines and Tommy Atkins behaved splendidly".

Groundbreaking and critically-acclaimed, Tommy is the first history of World War I to place the British soldier who fought in the trenches centre-stage. Tommy tells the story of an epic and terrible war through the letters, diaries and memories of those who fought it. Epitomised by the character of Sgt Tommy Atkins, Richard Holmes portrays the strength and fallibility of the human spirit, the /5(2).

He was the author of many best-selling and widely acclaimed books including Redcoat, Tommy, Marlborough and Wellington, and famous for his BBC series such as War Walks, In the Footsteps of Churchill and Wellington.

He served in the Territorial Army, retiring as a brigadier and Britain’s most senior reservist, /5(68). The narrator is a British soldier named Tommy Atkins. In the poem, the soldier talks about the respectful way he is treated by others when he is needed to fight a war and presents it as a bitter contrast against the poor treatment he receives when he is not.

For example, he laments being refused service by a pub owner for being a "redcoat". Buy Tommy Atkins, the British Soldier in Canada: /Cat No RE (History and Archaeology, 56) by Carol M. Whitfield (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

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When the British War Office issued their Collection of Orders, Regulations, etc. (otherwise known as The Soldiers Book) in Augustthey provided a specimen form to show how it should be filled out: Description, Service, &c.

of Thomas Atkins, Private, No. 6 Troop, 6th Regt. of Dragoons. THE ORIGINS OF 'TOMMY or TOMMY ATKINS' 'Tommy Atkins' or 'Thomas Atkins' has been used as a generic name for a common British soldier for many origin of the term is a subject of debate, but it is known to have been used as early as A letter sent from Jamaica about a mutiny amongst the troops says "except for those from N.

America the Marines and Tommy Atkins behaved. Recommended Citation. Dubé, Timothy () "Tommy Atkins, we Never Knew Ye: Documenting the British Soldier in Canada, – Military Organization and the Archival Record," Canadian Military History: Vol. 4: Iss.1, Article Author: Timothy Dubé.

TOMMY ATKINS, OR THE BRITISH SOLDIERJan. 20, The term arose from a little pocket book, or ledger, at one time served out to British soldiers, in which were to be entered the name, age. 'Tommy', short for 'Tommy Atkins' has been used as a word for British soldiers since (a long time before Tommy guns came into use ;)).

The origins of the phrase are unclear but but 'Tommy Atkins' was used in a letter inand then again in a war office publication in where the name 'Tommy Atkins' was used as an example of how to fill out the 'Soldiers Pocket Book' correctly. Tommy Atkins The Sixthscale Squaddie Uniform. A 1/6th Representation of the M Pattern British Army Combat Uniform Created by Alan Dawson Alan Dawson.

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Author: Carol M. Whitfield. Publisher: National Historic Parks and Sites Branch, Parks Canada. ISBN: Category: Social Science. Page: View: Tommy Atkins (often just Tommy) is a term for a common soldier in the British term was used in the 19th century, but it is particularly associated with World War can be used when talking about the soldiers, or when speaking to them.

German soldiers would call out to "Tommy" across no man's land if they wanted to speak to a British soldier. Tommy Atkins or Thomas Atkins has been used as a generic name for a common British soldier for many years. The origin of the term is a subject of debate, but it is known to have been used as early as A letter sent from Jamaica about a mutiny amongst the troops says "except for those from N.

America ye Marines and Tommy Atkins behaved splendidly". A common belief is that the name was. Bulletin (Sydney) 10 Mar.

3/1: The origin of the term ‘Tommy Atkins’ for the British army ‘private’:– ‘In the small book in which his accounts are kept, his clothing entered, his next of kin, and so on, there is a special page to show how the accounts are to be entered, and Tommy Atkins is the mythical soldier whose signature is.

According to the Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: They were named after "Tommy Atkins a name for the typical private soldier in the British army; deriving from the casual use of Thomas Atkins in the specimen forms given in official regulations from onwards; although other names were also used, Thomas Atkins became best known as used in all forms for privates in the cavalry and infantry.".

The British Soldier on the Western Front, – Richard Holmes, celebrated military historian and ex-soldier, focuses this authoritative work on the ordinary soldier – the ‘Tommy’ – who fought on the Western Front.

Widely considered a landmark study, this edition is illustrated with a wealth of ephemera and newly researched. Groundbreaking and critically-acclaimed, Tommy is the first history of World War I to place the British soldier who fought in the trenches tells the story of an epic and terrible war through the letters, diaries and memories of those who fought it.

Epitomised by the character of Sgt Tommy Atkins, Richard Holmes portrays the strength and fallibility of the human. Tommy Atkins: | | ||| | "Tommies" from the |Royal Irish Rifles| World Heritage Encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the.

Tommy Atkins wasn't a real person. It was a name used to refer to any British soldier - often shortened to just Tommy. Why were British soldiers called Tommys in World War 1. On an example of the pay book of soldiers at the time the name used was Tommy Atkins, other details such as the army number were equally.

The first history of World War I to place centre-stage the British soldier who fought in the trenches, this superb and important book tells the story of an epic and terrible war through the letters, diaries and memories of those who fought the six million men who served in the British army, nearly one million lost their lives and over two million were wounded/5(5).

Media in category "Tommy Atkins" The following 9 files are in this category, out of 9 total. History. Tommy Atkins or Thomas Atkins has been used as a generic name for a common British soldier for many years.

The origin of the term is a subject of debate, but it is known to have been used as early as A letter sent from Jamaica about a mutiny amongst the troops says "except for those from N.

America ye Marines and Tommy Atkins behaved splendidly". Tommy Atkins (often just Tommy) is slang for a common soldier in the British Army.

It was certainly well established during the nineteenth century, but is particularly associated with the First World War. It can be used as a term of reference, or as a form of address. German soldiers would call out.Tommy is a given name that is the English diminutive of "Thomas" and could refer to: * Thomson's Gazelle s, commonly referred to as "tommys" * Thompson submachine gun, also known as the "Tommy Gun" * Tommy Atkins, a generic nickname for a British soldier, particularly in World War I and immortalized in the poem "Tommy" by Rudyard Kipling.

Real and fictional people.The Ballad of Tommy Atkins was first published as “Tommy” in Kipling’s timeless Barrack-Room Ballads and Other Verses in the s. "Tommy Atkins", or simply Tommy, was a generic name applied to British soldiers from as early as the 18th century, but came into popular parlance during the First World War when troops were simply referred to as “Tommies”.