Topic: Pay; the Queen's shilling
Rates of Pay on Active Service (1870)
Regulations and Orders for the Active Militia of the Dominion of Canada, 1870
The following are the rates of pay an allowances of officers when on active service.
|Rate per day.||Daily rate in lieu of all allowances.|
|Lt.-Colonel in Command of a Battalion.||$4.87||$1.00||Pay and Allowances for these appointments can only be granted when the Officers are serving with their own Battalion or with a Provisional Battalion, and should be included at the end of such of the Company pay lists as the Commanding Officer directs.|
|Adjt. with Rank of Lt.||2.44||0.90|
|Do. with Rank of Ensign.||2.13||0.90|
|Captain||2.82||0.76||These Officers are to be included for pay an allowances with their Men.|
|Ensign, 2nd Lieut. or Cornet||1.28||0.69|
No Regimental Staff Officer is to receive pay unless he has neen regularly appointed to the battalion of provisional battalion, nor is pay to be granted for Brevet rank of any kind, nor on account of half or unattached pay. Officers are not entitled to rations of any kind at the Government expense, the rate of "allowances" above fixed being intended to cover their Lodging, Rations, Forage (mounted corps excepted), Fuel and Light.
The rates of pay for each non-commissioned officer and man shall be as follows for their respective grades:
|Rank||Rate of pay per day. (cents)|
|Orderly Room Clerk||90|
The N.C.O. and privates shall receive, in addition to their pay, free lodgings and rations, and officers and men of mounted corps shall receive forage in addition for their horses, or a daily allowance of 25 cents in lieu thereof for each horse.