The 77th East Middlesex had been serving in India from 1788 until 1807. On their return to Europe they took part in the Walcheren Campaign (1809) and fought with great success on the Iberian Peninsula and into France. Although the regiment was not present at Waterloo, their Peninsular commander Sir Thomas Picton was at the request of Wellington. Picton commanded the 5th Infantry Division at Waterloo and died leading a bayonet charge against the Comte d'Erlon's advancing column, becoming the highest ranking allied casualty of the battle. The 77th embarked for Jamaica in 1824 and the Will of Wynne Fraser, Assistant Surgeon 77th Regiment of Jamaica dated 1826 survives in The National Archives.