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Army Children at School

Regimental schools financed by the officers for the men and their children began in the late 17th century and were common by the beginning of the 19th century. From 1844 all regiments had to have a school for soldiers' children. Boys were taught by Sergeant Schoolmasters. Civilian schoolmistresses taught the girls. Soldiers could also go to the schools if they wished to.

The need to have men, particularly Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) who could read and issue written orders made basic education necessary.

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