Sir John Meldrum’s Regiment of Horse

Flag Illustration1)
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir John Meldrum
Area Raised
Flag ColourBlack
Flag DesignSee below
Field Armies

Parliamentarian horse serving under Sir John Meldrum in the North and Midlands

Service History


  • 28th July: Battle of Gainsborough
  • 8th September: Relief of Gloucester?
  • 20th September: First Battle of Newbury?
  • 22nd September - 12th October: Besieged at Hull?


  • 16th January: Nottingham
  • August: Battle of Ormskirk


  • February: Siege of Scarborough?


Needs further information….

Flags and Equipment

“Sketches of regimental banners from the English Civil Wars” 2) quoted by Reid3) describes Meldrum's cornet as black with fleur de lis and a central star with the motto DEUS PRO NOBIS (illustrated above) on the obverse, the same design but different motto on the reverse TANDEM BONA - CAUSA - TRIUMPHAT

Notable Officers

Sir John Meldrum

Officer Lists

A claim for quartering (SP28/316/58) gives

  • Captain Miles
  • Captain Middleton
  • Captain Abbott


See Also

1) Original artwork by Tony Barton, shown by kind permission of Tony Barton and Charles Kightly. Previously published in Military Modelling magazine
2) British Library shelfmark Add MS 5247
3) English Civil War Flags & Colours Volume 3 Stuart Reid, Partizan Press, 2016.