I’ve found a couple of Victorian soldiers in my line, so far and today I’ve been researching conditions. In a word, grim! Pay was 1s 1d a day (about 5.5p) and out of that they had to pay for food (about 6d/2.5p), uniform and its upkeep, medical expenses and any damages incurred to their accommodation. Barracks were horribly overcrowded, badly lit and heated. Rations were 1lb of meat and 1lb of bread a day, little or no vegetables or dairy produce. Monotonous and ultimately unhealthy. There was a lot of sickness.