Soldier Rankings

Below are the rankings of soldiers in the English Civil War.

General
Colonels (BELVILE)
Major
Captain (WILLMORE) Moretta refers to Willmore as a corporal which is below his rank.  This can be seen as an insult or represent his waning physical and professional state.
Lieutenant
Sergeant
Corporal
Lance-corporals
Veteran soldiers
Common rank
File 

This reading describes in detail the duties of each officer.
soldier-rankings

An educational worksheet describing some of the jobs on the battlefields during the English Civil War.  http://www.battlefieldstrust.com/brentfordandturnhamgreen/education/downloads/Soldiers-Worksheet.pdf

 

 

 

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