Southwark Auxiliary Regiment of Foot of the London Trained Bands

Flag Illustration 11)
Flag Illustration 22)
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelJames Holborne
Daniel Sowton
Coat Colour
Area RaisedLondon
Flag ColourWhite
Flag DesignRed plates
Field Armies

Auxiliary regiment of foot of the London Trained Bands

Service History


  • April: Commisioned to be raised


  • June: Battle of Cropredy Bridge


There is a Wikipedia page on the Surrey and Southwark Trained Bands.


Until 1646 the Southwark Auxiliaries carried white flags (Illustration 1), thereafter they changed to black flags (Illustration 2). Unsure whether devices are known.

Notable Officers

A list of officers is shown in 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

Col James Holborne

Or Houblon, he fell ill and died in July 1644. Not to be confused with Major General James Holborne.

Col Daniel Sowton

Lieutenant Colonel to Holborne and probably succeeded him, known to be Colonel in 1646.

Officer Lists

October 1646

Lining the route of procession at the Earl of Essex's funeral3)

Southwark Black Aux.

  • Col Daniel Sowton
  • Lt Col John Thornton
  • Major Joseph Knapp
  • Capt Siniter
  • Capt Williams
  • Capt White


See Also

1) , 2) Flag images by kind permission of Wargames Designs
3) The Militia of London 1641-1649 PhD Thesis, Lawson Chase Nagel, King’s College, University of London, 1982.