Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register?

Click on 'Login' at the top right of any page, below the text box on the next page choose the option to Register, then input your user name, real name and email address (emails and real names will be confidential). A registration email will then be sent to you containing your password. It's a good idea to change your password to something you can remember.

How do I change my password?

Click on 'Update Profile' at the top right of any page. You will be asked to enter your new password twice and to confirm your old password.

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How can I add comments and discussion to articles?

Logged in users can start a discussion thread on any of the regimental pages for notes and queries, comments, suggestions, etc. The comment box is disabled by default but can easily be turned on in the editing window. To do this, click 'Edit' on the page you wish to discuss, then scroll down to the bottom of the editing window and type or copy/paste this command:


When you save the edit, a comment box will open at the bottom of the wiki page. You can preview comments before saving and edit or delete them later as required. You can join in an ongoing discussion by clicking 'Reply' to answer a post, or by entering a new comment to start another thread in the same discussion.

Guests can read the comments, but only logged in users can reply or create new discussions.

Is all the information correct?

Definitely not! The wiki is still being populated with data, and much information on the period is misleading, contradictory or just plain missing. Hopefully in time the reliability will improve with further contributions. Therefore please exercise caution in use of the data within.


We've used a fair few, will add as I think of them.

Most important is ? meaning possible, for example where an officer is known to have been present at an action but his regiment weren't noted, ?? = dubious, in other words, read it somewhere but it sounds bogus. Always appreciate more clarification on these.

  • Usual rank abbreviations, Gen = General, Col = Colonel, Lt Col = Lieutenant Colonel, Maj = Major, Rm = Routmaster, Scots cavalry equivalent of captain, Capt = Captain, Lt = Lieutenant, Ens = Ensign, Cor = Cornet, Sgt = Sergeant, Cpl = Corporal, QM = Quartermaster
  • Unit abbreviations, Rgt = Regiment, Coy = Company, Trp = Troop, det = detachment
  • Casualties, k = killed, mw = mortally wounded, w = wounded
  • NMA = New Model Army
  • I.O. = Indigent Officer, a Royalist officer claiming a portion of the £60,000 allocated by Charles II to assist officers after the Restoration. Usually followed by county, or L & W for London & Westminster.


Spelling, especially of names, was not terribly well standardised in the seventeenth century. We use the most usual spelling and have tried to aim for consistency, but Sir Arthur Hesilrigge - Hazelrig - Hesilridge etc etc shows that there's more to be corrected. Therefore, when searching you might need to try some different spellings.