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Posted By: IanC
05-Mar-02 - 12:08 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Arthur McBride - What's the background?
Subject: RE: Arthur McBride- What's the background?

Eighteen Pence a Day, I think, up until WW1. (half a guinea a week). I don't think they'd pay 20 weeks in advance up front, but they probably got an advance of some sort. Just poetic license, no doubt (and maybe exaggeration on the part of the Sergeant).