Kipling and the Kilted Tommy

by admin on 8 August 2017

Bateman’s is a wonderful house and it was a privilege to take part in their WW1 weekend this year.

The Kilted Tommy’s first battle was Loos in September 1915, as it of was John (Jack) Kipling.

According to trench maps they were no more than 500 yards apart before the battle.

I reasonably amended the original story to introduce a meeting and friendship between the two before the battle.

We also looked at how Kipling’s mood and attitude to his son changed between his writing the poem “If” when Jack was a child, and when he wrote “My son Jack” after his death.

Stories are the perfect vehicle to experience the feeling and emotions of a place and its inhabitants.

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