Research: Abstract of the Napoleonic Era

 

Army: Discharged British Enlisted Soldier's Travel Pay in 1802

Rank Daily Travel Pay (Per Diem)
Sergeant 1 Shilling 6 3/4 Pence
Corporal 1 Shilling 2 1/4 Pence
Drummer 1 Shilling 1 3/4 Pence
Private 1 Shilling

 

Notes:

1. One British Pound = 20 Shillings; 1 British Shilling = 12 Pence

2. Pay was given to discharged soldiers in fencible units.

Source: Mackay, John. The Reay Fencibles Glasgow: Charles Mackay; 1890.

Placed on the Napoleon Series: June 2003

 



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