This application is sponsored by the Border Historical Society, Eastport, Maine.
Walter St. John was commissioned as an Ensign in the 64th Regiment of Foot on 24 December 1804. The regiment was serving in Barbados. When the 64th was transferred to Surinam in mid-1805, St. John remained in Barbados and joined the 46th (South Devonshire) Regiment of Foot that was part of the garrison there. He was promoted to Captain in 1806. The 46th participated in the capture of the French islands of Martinique in 1809 and Guadeloupe in 1810. St. John most likely participated in these attacks. The 46th returned to England in late 1811. Following garrison duty there, the 46th was ordered to Australia in August 1813. St. John again changed regiments and joined the 102nd Regiment of Foot in July 1813.