Colonel John Wear’s Regiment of Foot

Flag Illustration1)
Active1642-1646
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelJohn Wear
Area RaisedDevon
Coat Colour
Flag ColourWhite
Flag DesignUnknown
Field Armies

Regiment of West Country Parliamentarian foot with a convoluted history, having been raised and dispersed a number of times

Service History

1642

  • December: Besieged at Exeter

1643

  • February: Battle of Modbury
  • April: Battle of Beacon Hill
  • April: Battle of Sourton Down
  • May: Battle of Stratton
  • May: Surrender of Tiverton
  • June to September: Besieged in Exeter

1644

  • March: Skirmish at Bridport
  • March: Storm of Colyton?
  • March: Skirmish at Colyton
  • April to June: Besieged at Lyme Regis (det)
  • July: Battle of Horsebridge
  • August: Battle of Lostwithiel
  • September: Refitting at Southampton

1645

  • October to April 1646: Siege of Exeter

Flags

Noted by Symonds to have carried white flags at Lostwithiel, design unknown 2). .

Notable Officers

Colonel John Wear

Strength

See Also

1) Flag images by kind permission of Wargames Designs
2) ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:0946525846