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Army Officer Pay 1913 - 1914

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Paddy Jackson

A year before they were fighting for their lives and wounded/captured in Belgium on the 24th August 1914 (2nd day of action for the British) many of this group of 1st Bn Cheshire Officers were electing to serve under conditions for 'Retired' Pay etc. Some were also under conditions of the pay warrant. See the attached image. Can anybody explain 1. what this meant  2. How much there pay would have been 3. When this might have changed assuming they were re-enlisted in the run-up to the mobilisation of August 1914. How did all this work?  Also what would happen to the pay when they were prisoners of war as was the case for so many. 

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Due to a change in regulations AO38 of 1913 was put out to assist in remitting the financial effects that could be caused by an officer, commissioned after age 22, not having the full 28 years service towards retired pay (commencing from age 50). Officers were given 2 different schemes under Royal Warrants and they were able to elect which one they would remain under (Think of it along the lines of 2 different pension schemes).

Craig

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5 hours ago, ss002d6252 said:

Due to a change in regulations AO38 of 1913 was put out to assist in remitting the financial effects that could be caused by an officer, commissioned after age 22, not having the full 28 years service towards retired pay (commencing from age 50). Officers were given 2 different schemes under Royal Warrants and they were able to elect which one they would remain under (Think of it along the lines of 2 different pension schemes).

Craig

Interesting! Many of the group referred to were early 30's.  I am not quite clear would they still be serving officers or were they being pensioned off? How did it work?  Would they have been re-enlisted when the prospect of war was ignited after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand or sooner?  Do you or does any one have any idea how much officers of different ranks were paid at this time?

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I am not quite clear would they still be serving officers or were they being pensioned off? How did it work?

They gave the officers who would be affected in the future the election - even where they were still a good way off from retirement (the deadline for making the election was the end of Dec 13 - after which point the army would have moved anyone who didn't elect on to the new, poorer, scheme anyway).


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Thank Craig much appreciated.  Interesting that a private in the infantry of the line would die for a shilling a day!

Do you know if pow's were paid at their normal rate?

 

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