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Kris


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Could anyone enlighten me as to the type of punishment that a private might expect in the 1880s for getting married without the permission of his Commanding Officer

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Martin Everett


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Dear Kris,

Probably nothing - however it may influence considerably if and when his wife was placed on the married establishment when a vacancy occurred. Only about 6 in 100 soldiers had their wives (+ children) on the married establishment. This status allowed them to live in the barracks, be fed and children educated by the army authorities - and of course they had access to the army medical services. If your wife was not on the establishment then she lived outside and the soldier had to find all the board and lodging costs. And if the regiment went aboard, she could not accompany him.

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thanks
Kris


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many thanks for that martin. I have e-mailed you privately.
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