Gloucester Trained Bands

The Gloucestershire Trained Bands of 1638 consisted of 3,120 men armed with 1,826 muskets and 1,294 corslets (body armour, signifying pikemen). They also mustered 200 horse.

In August 1642 Gloucester Trained Bands were said to have been part of the Parliamentarian forces during the fracas at Shepton Mallet.

  • August: Fracas at Shepton Mallet?

Note: Sergeant-Major Pudsey, of either Stephen's or Forbes Trained Bands.

Col. Nathaniel Stephens