General Hon. Henry ST. JOHN
Colonel of the 36th Regiment of Foot (became 2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment in 1881)
Appointed Colonel on 27th November 1778 to 3rd April 1818
The Honourable Henry St. John, brother of Viscount Bolingbroke, entered the army as Ensign in the Coldstream Regiment of Foot guards, his commission being dated 31st of December 1754, from which he was promoted on the 12th of January 1758 to the rank of Captain in the 18th, Royal Irish Regiment, then stationed in Ireland.
Captain the Honourable Henry St. John was advanced to the rank of Major in the 91st Regiment of Foot on the 12th of January 1760, in which he was promoted Lieut.-Colonel on the 13th of February 1762, and on the corps being disbanded at the Peace of 1763 he was placed on half pay.
On the 9th of November 1767, Lieut.-Colonel the Honourable Henry St. John was appointed to the 67th Regiment of Foot then in garrison at Minorca. He received the Brevet rank of Colonel on the 11th of January 1776, and was appointed by His Majesty King George III. to be Colonel of the 36th Regiment of Foot on the 27th of November 1778.
Colonel the Honourable Henry St. John was advanced to the rank of Major-General on the 19th of February 1779, to that of Lieut.-General on the 28th of September 1787, and to that of General on the 16th of January 1797.
His died in April 1818, at which period he retained the colonelcy of the 36th Regiment of Foot, which he had held for upwards of thirty-nine years.