All in a days work info
In 1815 after the battle of Waterloo, The Duke of Wellington was surveying the carnage left behind when he came upon a wounded Grenadier Guardsman laying on the ground and almost at his lifes end. The young 18 year old Guardsman had been shot 4 times and bayoneted 11 times and as the Duke looked down at him clearly with great personal anguish the young soldier looked up at him and clearly seeing the Generals great distress said to him "Dont worry yourself Sir...Its all in a days work". Shortly afterwards he died. The soldiers name? Thomas Aitkins the very name that we get the British Soldiers nickname from 'Tommies'