Born: null 1775

Died: 9 October 1835

Map Location: 28

Inscription

To The Memory OF COLONEL F.S. TIDY C.B. Who died whilst in Command of His Majesty’s 24th Regiment of Foot in this Garison on the 9th October 1835 at the Age of 60 Years This Tomb was Erected by The Officers Non Commissioned Officer Brigade of the above Corp a Tribute of RESPECT AND ESTEEM for COLONEL AND OFFICER who served his KING AND COUNTRY ___hfully for a period of 43 years

Further Information and Sources

Portrait miniature of Colonel Francis Skelly Tidy, CB (1766-1835) by Frederick Buck (1771-c.1839)

  • Col. Tidy entered the army in 1792 as a volunteer in the 43d regiment. He served in the West Indies on three separate occasions, was captured and confined for fifteen months by Victor Hughes, served as Assistant Adjutant-general in an expedition to Spain, joined the 2d battalion of the 14th in Malta, where he remained during the plague and served at Waterloo. (Urban, S. Gent. “Obituary-Col.Tidy,” The Gentleman’s Magazine, London: William Pickering, May 1836 vol 5: 548) – accessed 2015-08-04.
  • Tidy’s daughter (Harriet Ward) wrote his biography titled Recollections of an Old Soldier (London, 1849).
  • Portrait miniature (accessed 2015-08-04) by Frederick Buck (1771-c.1839), Colonel Francis Skelly Tidy, CB (1766-1835) is wearing scarlet coatee with silver buttons in pairs and silver lace epaulettes, the Waterloo medal pinned to his breast.