Research: Abstract of the Napoleonic Era


Great Britain: Price of Commission in Foot Regiments in 1800

Rank
Full Price of Commission
Difference in Value between Ranks
Lieutenant Colonel
£3,500
£900
Major
£2,600
£1,100
Captain
£1,500
£550
Captain Lieutenant with Rank of Captain
£950
£400
Lieutenant
£550
£150
1st Lieutenant in Fusilier Regiment
£550
£100
Ensign
£400
£400
2nd Lieutenant in Fusilier Regiment
£450
£450

 

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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