Research: Abstract of the Napoleonic Era


Great Britain: Price of Commission for Foot Guards in 1800

Rank
Full Price of Commission
Difference in Value between Ranks
Lieutenant Colonel
£6,700
£400
First Major
£6,300
£2,800
Second Major
£6,300
£2,800
Third Major
£6,300
£2,800
Captain with rank of Lieutenant Colonel
£3,500
£900
Captain Lieutenant with Rank of Lieutenant Colonel
£2,600
£1,100
Lieutenant with Rank of Captain
£1,500
£600
Ensign
£900
£900

 

SOURCE:

James, Charles. The Regimental Companion; containing the Relative Duties of Every Officer in the British Army. Vol. 1; London: T. Egerton; 1800. P. 38

 



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