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Royal Marines - Warrant Officers

1914 10 09
Royal Marines - RN Division - Additional Warrant Officers
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 8th day of October, 1914.

Present, The King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

Whereas there was this day read at the Board a Memorial from the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated the 30th day of September, 1914, in the words following, viz. :-

Whereas by Section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, etc.

And whereas Your Majesty, by Your Order in Council of the 11th February, 1913, was graciously pleased to sanction two promotions to Commissioned Rank annually of Warrant Officers or Non-Commissioned Officers of the Royal Marines:

And whereas we consider it desirable that provision should be made for the promotion to Commissioned Rank of additional selected Warrant and Non-Commissioned Officers of the Royal Marines for service in the Royal Naval Division:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the promotion of 16 Warrant Officers or Non-Commissioned Officers, Royal Marines, for such service, under the same regulations as regards rank, pay, and allowances as those applicable to Acting Royal Marine Gunners promoted under the provisions of the Order in Council before-mentioned.

We further beg leave to recommend that Officers so promoted for service in the Royal Naval Division should be permitted to retire either after 10 years' commissioned service or on attaining the age of 55, on the same conditions as those applicable to Quartermasters, Royal Marines.

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in this proposal.

His Majesty, having taken the said Memorial into consideration, was pleased, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, to approve of what is therein proposed. And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty are to gives the necessary directions herein accordingly.
Almeric FitzRoy.


1915 11 12
Introduction of Warrant Officer Class II and review of Warrant Officer status in the Royal Marines
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 10th November, 1915.

Present, The King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

Whereas there was this day read at the Board a Memorial from the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated the 19th day of October, 1915, in the words following, viz.:-

Whereas by Section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, etc.

And whereas Your Majesty was graciously pleased by Your Royal Warrant of 28th January, 1915, to create a new rank of Warrant Officer, designated Warrant Officer, Class II, in the Regular Army, Special Reserve, and Territorial Force, and to provide That all Warrant Officers then serving should form Class I.

And whereas we consider it desirable that similar arrangements should be introduced in regard to the Royal Marines:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to approve the following proposals for the Royal Marines, with effect, so far as Widows' Pensions and Children's Compassionate Allowances are concerned, from the beginning of the present War, and in all other respects from the 27th August, 1915, viz.: -.

  1. Warrant Officers of the undermentioned ranks to become Warrant Officers, Class I.:
    • Sergeant Majors.
    • Bandmasters.
    • Superintending Clerks.
    • Schoolmasters.
  2. Non-commissioned Officers of the following grades to become Warrant Officers, Class IL
    • Staff Clerks, London.
    • Quartermaster Sergeants.
    • Barrack Quartermaster Sergeants.
    • Quartermaster Sergeant Instructor of Gunnery.
    • Quartermaster Sergeant Instructor of Musketry.
    • Quartermaster Sergeant Instructor of Physical Training.
    • Quartermaster Sergeant Instructor of Infantry
    • Quartermaster Sergeant Instructor of Swimming.
    • School Masters (Non - Commissioned Officers).
  3. Colour Sergeants appointed as Company Sergeants to be included under Warrant Officers, Class II, with the title of Company Sergeant Majors.
  4. Warrant Officers of both Classes to receive the Royal Marine Pay and Allowances and Pensions at present authorized for the appointments which they hold, together with Lodging Money, and Fuel and Light Allowances as provided under Army Regulations, but Colour Sergeants who become Company Sergeant Majors (Warrant Officers, Class II) to be advanced from Class IV. (a) to Class II. for pension purposes (Article 1,196, King's Regulations). The scale and conditions as to Widows' Pensions to be the same as for corresponding Army Rank.

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in this proposal.

His Majesty, having taken the said Memorial into consideration, was pleased, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, to approve of what is therein proposed. And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty are to gives the necessary directions herein accordingly.
Almeric FitzRoy.


1915 12 24
Royal Marines - RN Division - Additional Warrant Officers
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 22nd December, 1915.

Present, The King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

Whereas there was this day read at the Board a Memorial from the Right Honourable the Lord Commissioners of the Admiralty, of 11th December, 1915, in the words following, viz:

Whereas by Section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, etc.

And whereas Your Majesty was graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council of 8th October, 1914, to approve of the promotion to Commissioned Rank of 16 Warrant Officers or Non-Commissioned Officers, Royal Marines, for service in the Royal Naval Division

And whereas we consider it desirable that further similar promotions should be made:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the promotion of further selected Warrant Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers, Royal Marines, to Commissioned Rank for service in the Royal Naval Division under the conditions prescribed by the above-mentioned Order in Council, and in such numbers as may be considered necessary by us, and agreed to by the Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury.

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in this proposal.

His Majesty, having taken the said Memorial into consideration, was pleased, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, to approve of what is therein proposed. And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty are to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.
Almeric FitzRoy.


1917 03 16
Warrant Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers of the Royal Marines - Temporary Commissions - Retired Pay or Gratuities
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 13th March, 1917.

Present, The King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

Whereas there was this day read at the Board a Memorial from the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the .Admiralty, dated the 1st March, 1917, in the words following, viz. :

Whereas by Section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, etc.

And whereas Your Majesty was graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council bearing date the 5th day of December, 1916, to establish a special scale of retired pay or gratuities on retirement for Warrant Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers of the Royal Marines, who are promoted to permanent combatant Commissions in the Royal Marines during the period of Hostilities:

And whereas certain Warrant Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers of the Royal Marines who had been discharged to pension prior to Hostilities, or who have since completed their time for pension, have been granted temporary Commissions, and we consider that these Officers should also receive, on retirement, retired pay or gratuities on the same scale:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to approve of these Officers being retired, on the conclusion of Hostilities, with retired pay or gratuities on the scale laid down for Warrant and Non-Commissioned Officers promoted to permanent combatant Commissions in the above-mentioned Order in Council.

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in this proposal.

His Majesty, having taken the said Memorial into consideration, was pleased, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, to approve of what is therein proposed. And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty are to gives the necessary directions herein accordingly.
Almeric FitzRoy.


1917 11 16
Quartermaster Sergeant Instructors - Allowance
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 16th day of November, 1917.

Present, The King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

Whereas there was this day read at the Board a Memorial from the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated the 25th day of October, 1917, in the words following, viz.:

Whereas by Section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, etc.

And whereas we consider that the emoluments of Quartermaster Sergeant Instructors in the Royal Marines are inadequate.

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to approve of the following allowances being granted to these Warrant Officers, with effect as from the 10th October, 1917.

Quartermaster Sergeant Instructors of Gunnery to receive, in addition to their pay, Gunnery Instructional Allowance of 6d. a day, and such gunlayer pay as they are, qualified for.

Quartermaster Sergeant Instructors of Musketry and Infantry to receive Instructional Allowance of 6d. a day.

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in this proposal.

His Majesty, having taken the said Memorial into consideration, was pleased, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, to approve of what is therein proposed.

And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty are to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.
Almeric FitzRoy.


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