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Sir William Waller’s Regiment of Horse

Active1642-45
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelSir William Waller
Area RaisedSouth-East
Flag ColourYellow
Flag DesignExamples known
Field ArmiesWaller 1642-45

Regiment of horse commanded by Sir William Waller, Parliamentarian General of the Western Association and the Southern Association during First Civil War

Service History

1642

  • August to September: Siege of Portsmouth
  • 23rd October: Battle of Edgehill
  • November: Standoff at Turnham Green
  • December: Storm of Farnham Castle
  • December: Storm of Winchester
  • December: Taking of Arundel Castle
  • December: Siege of Chichester

1643

  • April: Storm of Malmesbury
  • April: Battle of Highnam
  • April: Taking of Monmouth
  • April: Taking of Chepstow
  • April: Taking of Ross on Wye
  • April: Skirmish at Little Dean
  • April: Battle of Ripple Field
  • April: Siege of Hereford
  • April: Taking of Leominster
  • May: Siege of Worcester
  • 10th June: Skirmish at Chewton Mendip
  • June: Skirmish at Beckington and Leigh
  • July: Skirmish at Monckton Farleigh
  • July: Battle of Lansdown
  • July: Siege of Devizes
  • July: Skirmish at Beckhampton
  • July: Battle of Roundway Down
  • October: Skirmish at Andover?
  • November: Siege of Basing House
  • November: Standoff at Farnham
  • December: Storm of Alton Church
  • December: Siege of Arundel

1644

  • March: Battle of Cheriton
  • March: Taking of Andover
  • April: Skirmish at Newbury
  • June: Battle of Cropredy Bridge
  • July: Repulsed from Boarstall House
  • July: Taking of Woodstock
  • August: Defence of Abingdon
  • September: Siege of Basing House
  • September: Skirmish at Whitchurch?
  • October: Skirmish at Andover
  • October: Skirmish at King’s Cleere
  • October: Skirmish at Boxford
  • October: Second Battle of Newbury
  • November: Standoff at Donnington

1645

  • March: Skirmish at Trowbridge
  • April: Disbanded

Notes

Flags

Yellow

Notable Officers

Sir William Waller

Captain Edward Knightly

Killed at Chewton Mendip

Strength

See Also

Waller's horse are re-enacted by Sir William Waller's Lifeguard of Horse of the Sealed Knot.