Research: Abstract of the Napoleonic Era

 

Army: British Army Pay for Regiments of Foot Guard, Per Diem (1803)

Rank

£

Shillings
Pence
Colonel
1
19
0
Lieutenant-Colonel
1
8
6
Major
1
4
6
Captain
0
16
6
Lieutenant
0
7
10

Ensign

0
5
10
Adjutant
0
10
0
Quartermaster
0
5
8
Surgeon
0
12
0
Assistant Surgeon
0
7
6
Solicitor
0
4
0
Sergeant
0
1
10.75
Corporal
0
1
4.75
Drum Major
0
1
6
Drummer
0
1
2.25
Deputy Marshal
0
1
0
Hautbois
0
1
6
Private
0
1
1

Notes:
1. 1 British Pound = 20 Shillings; 1 British Shilling = 12 Pence
2. The adjutant also received pay as a subaltern.
3. Quartermaster

 

SOURCE:

Reide, Thomas. A Treatise on Military Finance Containing the Pay and Allowances in Camp, Garrison, and Quarters of the British Army. London: T. Egerton, 1803. Vol. I P. 205

 



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