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War to issue
Rates of Pay.
Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, as follows:
I. The Secretary of State for War for the Time being shall cause
For each Adjutant of Infantry, Eight Shillings, and of Artillery,
For each Quartermaster, where One had been appointed during
For each Serjeant Major of Infantry, where One is appointed in
For each Quartermaster Serjeant and Paymaster Serjeant (in Corps
For each Drummer, Trumpeter, or Bugler above Sixteen Years of Age, One Shilling, and under Sixteen Years of Age, Tenpence: Rates of Pay Provided always, that when any Serjeant Major or Serjeant shall 30 when absent be absent on Furlough or Licence he shall during such Absence on Furlough. receive Sixpence per Diem less than the above-mentioned Rates respectively:
&c. to reside where the
And also at Rates varying from Two Shillings to Sixpence per Annum for each Private Man for defraying the contingent Expenses 35 of each Regiment, Battalion, or Corps, when enrolled:
And the Secretary of State for War for the Time being shall give the necessary Instructions for the Provision of Clothing for each Serjeant Major, Serjeant, and Drummer on the Disembodied Staff of the Militia of Great Britain and Ireland who shall be resident at 40 Head Quarters, and the said Disembodied Staff shall be entitled to be clothed once in Two Years.
II. Except when employed as herein-after provided, every Adjutant and Non-commissioned Officer on the Staff of the Regular Secretary of Militia, when disembodied, shall reside in such Places as shall be 45 sanctioned by the Secretary of State for War, and every such Adju
tant and Non-commissioned Officer shall forfeit his Pay for any Period during which he shall be absent, except when employed as herein-after provided, or when absent by Leave from the Colonel or Commandant of the Regiment, Battalion, or Corps, which Leave 5 shall not, except in case of certified Sickness, extend beyond Three Calendar Months in One Year, nor to a greater Proportion than One Third of the Non-commissioned Officers at the same Time.
III. Every Adjutant, Quartermaster, and Non-commissioned Officer Adjutants, of the Regular Militia, when disembodied, and not called out for Quarter10 Training or Exercise, shall be liable to be employed within the County and Nonto which the Regiment, Battalion, or Company of the said Militia commissionStaff belongs, under the Officers appointed to pay and superintend Militia may the Out-Pensioners of Chelsea Hospital, in such Manner as One of be employed Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State may determine.
ed Officers of
IV. The Quartermaster of each Regiment of Militia in which a QuartermasQuartermaster is appointed and receives daily Pay under the Provi- ter, &c. to sions of the First Section of this Act, and when no Quartermaster is appointed, then the Adjutant of each Regiment of Militia, shall have the Charge and Care of the Arms, Accoutrements, Great Coats, 20 Clothing, Necessaries, and other Stores thereof, under the Superintendence of the Colonel or Commandant, and the Adjutant shall, out of the Allowance directed by this Act to be issued and paid for defraying the contingent Expenses of such Regiment, Battalion, or Corps, from Time to Time issue and pay such Sums of Money as may be 25 necessary for the Repair of Arins, and other usual contingent Expenses, upon an Order in Writing signed by the Colonel or other Commandant, and after Payment of such Sums as aforesaid he shall Three Times in the Year make up Accounts of all such Money, and of the Expenditure thereof, showing the Balance remain
have Charge of the Arms and Clothing. Adjutant to issue the Money for conpenses on an Order signed Colonel.
30 ing in his Hands, (which said Balance shall form a Stock Purse Balance to
for the Use of the Regiment, Battalion, or Corps,) and shall form a Stock transmit the same to the Colonel or other Commandant of such Regiment, Battalion, or Corps, to be by him examined, allowed, and signed; and the said Accounts, so allowed and signed, shall be the 35 proper Vouchers and Acquittal of such Adjutant for the Application and Disposal of such Money: Provided always, that it shall and Arms may may be lawful for the Secretary of State for War to order and direct be deposited that the Arms, Accoutrements, and other Stores, or any Part thereof, partment belonging to any Regiment, Battalion, or Corps of Militia of the Stores, by 40 United Kingdom shall at any Time, while such Regiment, Battalion, Secretary of or Corps shall not be embodied or in actual Service, be conveyed to State for and deposited and kept in any of Her Majesty's War Department Stores.
in War De
V. In the occasional and unavoidable Absence of the Adjutant 45 from the City, Town, or Place where the Disembodied Staff is quar
In Absence of the Adju
tant, the Ser
jeants to be tered, or during any Vacancy in the Appointment of Adjutant, the Command of Serjeants and Drummers shall be under the Command of the Quarterthe Quarter- master in Cases in which One is appointed, and when no Quartermaster master, and, in his Ab- is appointed or is present, then under the Command of the Serjeant Major, or of some Serjeant who shall be appointed by the said 5 Adjutant, with the Approbation of the Colonel or other Commanding Officer, to act as Serjeant Major during the Absence of such Adjutant and Quartermaster; and the said Quartermaster and Serjeant Major or acting Serjeant Major shall render the same Returns and perform such other Acts as are by Law required from the Adjutant.
sence, of the Serjeant Major.
Militia when called out
for Training or Exercise entitled to Pay.
VI. The Officers and Non-commissioned Officers, Drummers, and Private Men of the Regular Militia shall, for the Period or Periods during which they shall be called out for the Purpose of Exercise or Training, be entitled to the following daily Rates of Pay and Allow
Captain (including non-effective Allowance)
Adjutant, if acting also as Paymaster in Corps con
sisting of Four Companies and upwards*
if acting also as Paymaster in Corps con-
if acting also as Paymaster and Quarter-
Quartermaster (if not holding a Subaltern's Com
0 0 421 0
0 43 0
631100 0 0 2 107
Drummer, Bugler, or Trumpeter
Command Allowance to the Officer actually in Com-
Beer Money to each Non-commissioned Officer,
* These Rates of Pay, during Training and Exercise only, are in addition to the Daily Rates of Disembodied Pay granted by Section I.
VII. Volunteers may, with the Sanction of the Secretary of State Volunteers for War, when attached to Regiments of the Line to qualify themselves attached to for the Permanent Staff, either as Serjeants or Drummers, be allowed the Line to Pay whilst so under Instruction, but while they remain so attached be subject to the Mutiny 5 they will be under the Command of the Officer commanding the Act. Regiment of the Line equally with the Soldiers of that Regiment, and will be subject to the Provisions of the Mutiny Act.
cers unfit for Duty entitled to a retired
VIII. And whereas certain Lieutenants, Ensigns, and Surgeons Mates of the Militia of Great Britain, or Subaltern Officers and Assis10 tant Surgeons of the Militia of Ireland, when unfit for further Duty, have been placed upon a retired Allowance equal to and instead of upon making the Allowance granted to them on the disembodying of the Militia at the following the Termination of the War in the Year One thousand eight hundred Declaration. and fifteen And whereas certain Paymasters, Surgeons, and Quar15 termasters, when unfit for Duty, have also been placed on a retired
Allowance equal to and instead of their reduced Allowances granted to them in pursuance of an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Fourth, all such Paymasters, Surgeons, Quartermasters, Subalterns, Surgeons Mates, and Assistant 20 Surgeons, to entitle them to the Receipt of such retired Allowances, shall make and subscribe the following Declaration; (videlicet,) do solemnly and sincerely declare, That I Form of in the
formerly served as a
'I did not hold or enjoy any Place or Employment of Profit, Civil
30 said Militia, except my Half Pay or Civil Pension as a
Non-commissioned Officers and
IX. And whereas certain Non-commissioned Officers and Drum- Out-Pension mers of the Militia of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and to reduced Ireland have, on the Reduction of the Establishment of the Disem bodied Staff, been placed on the Out-Pension, although not unfit for 35 further Service: No Non-commissioned Officer or Drummer so placed on Pension shall be entitled to receive the said Pension for any Period during which he shall be receiving Pay in the Militia.
not to be received while serving.
X. Provided always, That any Person, being on Naval or Persons on Half Pay, or Military Half Pay, or being entitled to any Allowance as having entitled to 40 served in any of Her Majesty's Regular Forces or Navy or Allowance Marines, and serving in the Militia, may receive the Pay and as having Allowances by this Act directed to be paid to the Field Officers, Army or
served in the
Navy, empowered to receive Pay, &c. during Training.
XI. Provided always, That no Adjutant, Quartermaster, Noncommissioned Officer, Drummer, or Private Man in the Regular ed Officers, or Militia, entitled to receive any Chelsea or Kilmainham Pension or Privates, not Allowance on account of Service in the Regular Army, shall forfeit 15
to lose their
or lose his Right to the same by reason of his serving and receiving
Allowance to be made for Medicines
Captains, Lieutenants, Ensigns, Adjutants, Quartermasters, Surgeons,
Adjutants to per Day til: 31st July 1857.
XII. There shall be granted for each Regiment of Regular Militia, when disembodied, a Sum of Money after the Rate of One Guinea for every One hundred Men of each such Regiment, for the Expense of necessary Medicines for the sick Non-com- 25 missioned Officers, Drummers, Fifers, and Private Men of such Regiment, during the Period or Periods of Assembly for Exercise or Training, and also an Allowance of Twopence per Week for each of the Non-commissioned Officers and their Families of each Regiment on the Disembodied Staff at Head Quarters, for the Expenses 30 of necessary Medicines and Attendance given to the said Non-commissioned Officers and their Families while such Regiment is not called out for Training and Exercise.
XIII. In case any Regiment, Battalion, or Corps of Militia shall have already ceased and determined or been reduced in its Establish- 35 ment, or shall cease and determine or be reduced in its Establishment during the Continuance of this Act, the Sum of Four Shillings per Diem shall be paid to such Person as was or shall be actually serving as Adjutant to such Regiment, Battalion, or Corps at the Time of Reduction, from the Thirty-first Day of July One thousand eight 40 hundred and fifty-six, or from the Time such Regiment shall cease and determine or be reduced in its Establishment, (as the Case may