Colonel John Birch’s Regiment of Horse

Active1645 to 1648
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelJohn Birch
Area Raised
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Parliamentarian regiment of horse serving in Herefordshire in the later stages of the First Civil War

Service History


  • December: Storm of Hereford


  • March: Battle of Stow on the Wold
  • April to June: Siege of Ludlow?
  • June to July: Siege of Goodrich Castle?



  • Birch's colonelcy of horse ends


Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

John Birch

John Birch was an MP

Officer Lists

  • Major Blackmore??
  • Captain Browne??

(Both these officer are noted as under Col. Birch in an index for quartering bills from Somerset. They are not amongst the known officers of Birch's Foot regiment. Blackmore acted as a messenger to Parliament concerning the surrender of Goodrich castle and Browne was one of the officers leading the storming party at Hereford.)

  • Captain Giles Hicks (26/10/45 - 13/03/46)
  • Captain Thomas French, previously in Lord Grey's horse 1)


See Also

1) Laurence Spring's Waller's Army, The Regiments of Sir William Waller's Southern Association The Pike and Shot Association 2007 ISBN 978-1-902768-34-2