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Army: British Army Pay for Infantry Regiments, Per Diem (1803)

Rank

£

Shillings
Pence
Colonel
1
2
6
Lieutenant-Colonel
0
15
11
Major
0
14
1
Captain
0
9
5
Lieutenant
0
5
8

Ensign

0
4
8
Paymaster
0
15
0
Adjutant
0
8
0
Quartermaster
0
5
8
Surgeon
0
9
5
Assistant Surgeon
0
7
6
Surgeon's Mate
0
4
6
Sergeant Major
0
2
0.75
Quartermaster Sergeant
0
2
0.75
Paymaster Sergeant
0
1
6.25
Sergeant
0
1
6.75
Corporal
0
1
2.25
Drummer
0
1
1.75
Grenadier Fifer
0
1
1.75
Private
0
1
0

Notes:
1. 1 British Pound = 20 Shillings; 1 British Shilling = 12 Pence
2. Lieutenants, ensigns, surgeons, surgeon's mates, and quartermasters received an andditional 1 shilling per diem if they did not hold another commission.
3. The adjutant also received pay as an ensign.

 

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. 206 - 208

Placed on the Napoleon Series: April 2007



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