Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Downing Francis

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Inspector of Hospitals Francis Downing
? – 1 Mar 1830

Service Record — Francis Downing

10 Sept 1799 Hospital Mate.

4 Apr 1800 Staff Surgeon.

1800–1801 Served on the expedition to Ferrol.

Served in the Peninsular War (1808–1814).

7 Sept 1815 Deputy Inspector of Hospitals.

7 Sept 1815 Served at Waterloo, where he was Principal Medical Officer of the 6th Division in France.

Malta June 1816 Arrived at Malta.

25 June 1816 Retired to half-pay.

Oct 1816–Jan 1817 On leave in Sicily.

1 Mar 1830 Died while on half-pay as Deputy Inspector of Hospitals.


  • Entry No: 1966. Johnston, W. Roll of Commissioned Officers in the Medical Service of the British Army. Vol. 1. London: Wellcome Historical Medical Library, 1968.
  • TNA:WO 25/3897 Staff Medical Officers from Principal Inspectors to Purveyors, Clerks and Apothecaries,1799-1847, indexed.