Every fair-minded person must agree that the private soldier ;is well-paid.! His pay as a private from the startranges from* 8s 9d to 14s a week, according to the branch he joins, and as soon as he has learnt his work and become valuable he draws an extra 6d or 3d per day for what is known as "pro--ficiency pay," together with an allowance for the upkeep of his uniform and kit. Practically the only compulsory, he has to meet are on account of washing, hair-cutting, and the renewal of under-clothing, and when so] much is provided it must be admitted that these are very small demands'' to make upon him. -/i . ; Members of the Household Cavalry receive tho highest rate of pay, which" ranges from 14s "to 17s 6d a week. In -the cavnlrv of the line the weekly pay is 9s lid to 135.0 d; in the artillery, 10s 2_d,to 13s B.d; the foot-guards from 9s •4c.- to' I2s lOd. These rates, moreover, fire all, exclusive of ' the, extra, duty emoluments, varying from 3d to 2s a -'day, .granted for' special work in any of. the capacities, already described.
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WELL-PAID SOLDIERS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8814, 10 March 1914
WELL-PAID SOLDIERS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8814, 10 March 1914
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