Thomas Tidy (British Army officer)

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Thomas Holmes Tidy
Born c.1808
Died 1 July 1874
AllegianceFlag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
Service/branchFlag of the British Army.svg  British Army
Rank Major-General
Commands held Eastern District

Major-General Thomas Holmes Tidy (c.1808 – 1 July 1874) was a British Army officer who became General Officer Commanding Eastern District.

British Army land warfare branch of the British Armed Forces of the United Kingdom

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Eastern Command (United Kingdom) former British Army command

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Military career

Tidy was commissioned as an ensign in the 14th Regiment of Foot on 14 April 1825. [1] He became Deputy Adjutant-General in Jamaica in the late 1850s, [2] Assistant Adjutant General at Horse Guards in the early 1860s [3] and General Officer Commanding Eastern District in April 1866. [4]

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  1. "No. 18130". The London Gazette . 23 April 1825. p. 699.
  2. "The New Army List and Militia List". 1859. p. 54. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  3. 1861-62 Army Lists
  4. "Army Commands" (PDF). Retrieved 21 November 2015.