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Michael

Cavalry rate of pay

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Michael

I've noticed from service records that when the Royal East Kent Mounted Rifles were absorbed into the 10th Bn Buffs, the men retained their cavalry rate of pay. Some were also demoted. Can you tell me how much extra money they would have got as cavalrymen.

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Michael

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Terry_Reeves

Michael

Just as an indication: In 1910 the daily rate of pay for an infantry private was 1/- per day. In the cavalry it was one shilling and two pence. An infantry Sgt received 2 shillings and four pence; in the cavalry it was 2 shillings and 8 pence.

Hope this helps

Terry Reeves

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Joe Sweeney

Terry's rates of pay were in effect until Army Order 1 of 1918 when they were slightly increased.

Joe Sweeney

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Michael

Terry, Joe

Thanks guys

Michael

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