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14th May 2004Daily Pay For Infantry Regiments as at 31st Jan 1879
By melanie
NOT BAD PAY FOR ONE DAYS WORK

COLONELS 17s 6d
LIEURENANT COLONELS 17s
MAJORS 16s
CAPTAINS 11s 7d
LIEURENANTS 6s 6d
2nd LIEURENANTS 5s 3d
SUB LIEURENANTS 5s 3d
COLOUR SERGEANTS 2s 7d
SERGEANTS 2s
LANCE SERGEANTS 1s 11d
CORPORALS 1s 4d
LANCE CORPORALS 1s 3d
PRIVATES 1s
BOYS 7d
GOOD CONDUCT 1d
DateReplies
14th May 2004Martin Everett
Dear Melanie,

I am not sure the point you are trying to make. If you do an analysis of British Army pay today by rank, you will find that the rates of pay between ranks is very similar. The rank where the rate has increased compared to others is that of Corporal which does reflect his increased responsiblity and role in the modern army. I like your imaginative spelling of Lieutenant. And, of course, don't forget the important Drummers on 1s 1d per day.

You can of course see the value of being awarded the Victoria Cross with a pension of 10 per year when normal pay for a Private soldier was 36 per year.
18th May 2004Richard
Times have changed. In the Army today a Sergeant is paid more than a Lieutenant, and a Sergeant Major is paid the same as a Major.
20th May 2004steve
melanie,
its time for "T"
20th May 2004MELANIE
What do you mean "T"
25th May 2004David Aln Gardner
Melanie, he means you haven't been spelling correctly!!Lieurenants a you spell it should be LieuTenant, and actually pronouced "Leftenant" in the British army as opposed to" Lootenant" of the the American or French army, or indeed Leutnant (pronounced loyt-nant) of the German army.
That's a lot of lieutenantology for you!
25th May 2004MELANIE
Sorry about my spelling iam not very good.