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

Rank
Base Pay
Deduction for Rations
Net Pay

£

Shillings
Pence

£

Shillings
Pence

£

Shillings
Pence
Colonel
1
2
6
0
18
0
0
4
6
Lieutenant-Colonel
0
15
11
0
13
0
0
2
11
Major
0
14
1
0
11
6
0
2
7
Captain
0
9
5
0
8
0
0
1
5
Lieutenant
0
5
8
0
4
12
0
0
8

Ensign

0
4
8
0
4
3
0
0
5
Adjutant
0
8
0
0
7
5
0
0
7
Quartermaster
0
5
8
0
4
10
0
0
10
Surgeon
0
9
5
0
8
10
0
0
7
Assistant Surgeon
0
7
6
0
7
3
0
0
3
Surgeon's Mate
0
4
6
0
4
3
0
0
3

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 - 207; 301

Placed on the Napoleon Series: April 2007

 



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