Tower Hamlets Auxiliary Regiment of Foot of the London Trained Bands

Flag Illustration1)
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelWilliam Willoughby
Coat Colour
Area RaisedLondon
Flag ColourYellow
Flag DesignUnknown
Field ArmiesWaller 1643
Essex 1644

Auxiliary regiment of foot of the London Trained Bands

Service History


  • November: Siege of Basing House
  • November: Siege of Basing House
  • November: Standoff at Farnham
  • December: Battle of Alton


  • October: Second Battle of Newbury
  • November: Siege of Basing House
  • December: In Abingdon garrison



The regiment carried yellow flags with unknown devices 2).

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 William Willoughby

Officer Lists

October 1646

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

Tower Hamlets Yellow A.

  • Col William Willoughby
  • Lt Col William Shambrook
  • Major Levet
  • Capt William Archer
  • Capt Richard Keilbeater
  • Capt Reade
  • Capt Overstreet


See Also

1) Flag images by kind permission of Wargames Designs
2) ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:0946525846
3) The Militia of London 1641-1649 PhD Thesis, Lawson Chase Nagel, King’s College, University of London, 1982.