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'On the Strength'

During the 19th century a small number of soldiers would be allowed to marry and their wives and children would be considered as 'on the strength' of the regiment. As such, soldiers were given an allowance so that their dependants did not deplete their pay and provision was made for housing, medical services and schools-most of which were extremely basic.

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