In the Royal Artillery, the pensions paid to officer's widows were slightly higher. In 1815 a Lieutenant Colonel's widow received £70, Major's £60, Captain's £50 and a Lieutenant's £40. In addition, the widow received £10 per child: boys until age 18 or they joined the Cadet Company, and girls until 21 or they were married! These payments had risen by about 60% during the priod of the Napoleonic Wars (since 1798). There was another rise for Field Officer's widows in 1816, but thereafter the payments remained static. Indeed, in 1951, 135 years later, the equivalent figures were: Lieutenant Colonel's widow £90, Major's £70, Captain's £50 and a Lieutenant's £45. War widow's pensions are still an issue in UK today.