WOULD YOU FIGHT FOR A DOLLAR A DAY…?
16 August 1914 – In the weeks following the call for recruiting, newspapers across Canada carried advertisements by local military units seeking recruits. In addition to the advertisements by two of our founding Regiments, this page from The Gazette, of Montreal includes a prominent advertisement by the 5th Regiment Royal Highlanders of Canada setting out the basic rates of pay for N.C.O.s and privates.
The Basic Pay Rates established by the government of the day prevailed for the duration of the War, and are set out in full in the following table. The Active Service Pay Book carried by every soldier included this table of pay rates for the information of the officers, NCOS, and soldiers of the CEF:
|OFFICERS, ALL ARMS, Per diem.|
|Adjutant in addition to pay of Rank||.50|
|WARRANT OFFICERS, N.C.O. and Men, Per diem.|
|Orderly Room Clerks||1.50||.20|
|Squadron, Battery or Company Sergeant Major||1.60||.20|
|Colour Sergeant or Staff Sergeant||1.60||.20|
|Squadron, Battery or Quartermaster Company Sergeant||1.50||.20|
|Bombadier or Second Corporal||1.05||.10|
|Privates, Gunners, Sappers, etc.||1.00||.10|
 O’Leary, Michael, The Regimental Rogue, http://regimentalrogue.com/misc/researching_first_world_war_soldiers_part11.htm