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Sailors' Pay.

The basic pay of an Ordinary Seaman was 15d a day, a soldier got 12d a day. Promotion, extra training, good service & other allowances increased this. For example:

Each day, Ordinary Seaman Hodgson gets :

Basic Pay (Ordinary Seaman) 15d (1/3)
Field allowance for military service on land 6d
TOTAL 21d (1/9)

Each day, Leading Seaman Knox gets:

Basic Pay ( Leading Seaman) 21d (1/9)
Field allowance for military service on land 6d
4 years good conduct 1d
Trained Man 1d
TOTAL 29d (2/5)

Gunner's Mate Marshall gets:

Basic Pay ( Petty Officer, 1st Class) 26d (2/2)
Field allowance for military service on land 6d
8 years good conduct 2d
Qualified Seaman-Gunner, 1st Class 4d
As a qualified Gunnery Instructor 8d
TOTAL 46d (3/10)

Seamen also got a pension when they retired from the Navy or if they left due to injuries or wounds received in service.

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Marines' Pay.

Royal Marine Light Infantry Private Carr gets:

Basic Pay (RMLI Private) 14d (1/2)
Field allowance for military service on land 6d
3 years good conduct 1d
TOTAL 21d (1/9)



Royal Marine Artillery Sergeant Jones gets:

Basic Pay ( RMA Sergeant) 36d (3/0)
Field allowance for military service on land 6d
TOTAL 42d (3/6)
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