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British Army Pay Rates

Postby ctrunfree » November 9th, 2016, 11:58 pm

In his book the Colonial Garrison (which follows the 48th Regiment in the Colony of NSW) the late Clem Sargent gives a table of the 1817 pay rates, which has a Private earning 6 pence per day.

He also notes that "the Other Ranks rates reflect the debit of six pence per day for rations, automatically deducted from their pay".

Does this mean that the rate was effectively 12 pence, and that a pension of 6 pence per day would have been half-pay for a Private?
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Re: British Army Pay Rates

Postby unclearthur » November 13th, 2016, 4:05 pm

Ah, yes - a shilling a day. And (sorry it's out of period, but) still much the same a century later :lol:

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Postby ctrunfree » November 17th, 2016, 2:41 am

Thanks for that!
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