HC Deb 03 June 1907 vol 175 c293
LORD BALCARRES (Lancashire, Chorley)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War what bounties were paid for recruits in the last six months of the Crimean War; what was the number of Militiamen serving abroad at the close of the war; and what was the number of foreigners enlisted for service in the British Army in the German Legion and other corps.


From the 22nd January, 1855, to the 16th January, 1856, the bounty was £10 for cavalry and £ 8 for infantry; from the 17th January, 1856, it was fixed at £ 5 and a free kit for both cavalry and infantry. The number of Militiamen serving abroad at the end of the war was approximately 5,500 rank and file. As regards the foreigners enlisted, Army Estimates for 1855 £ 6 show that provision was taken for 14,950 officers, non-commissioned officers, and men of the foreign legions, but the exact number cannot be easily traced.