Surgeon Francis Reynolds served as surgeon of the Military Train during the whole period of its existence from 20 February 1857 to 16 March 1870. He was married to Nancy Richmond, daughter of Alexander Richmond CE of Poyntzpass Co. Armagh.
7 Aug 1846 Commissioned Staff Assistant Surgeon on the promotion of Staff Assistant Surgeon William Denny to Staff Surgeon of the 2nd Class.
1847–1851 In Nova Scotia.
17 June 1851 Assistant Surgeon 2nd/Rifle Brigade.
Malta Mar 1854 Arrived at Malta.
8 Dec 1854 Promoted Staff Surgeon of the 2nd Class vice Staff Surgeon Peter Mackey who died at Balaklava on 2 October 1854.
1855 In Turkey on the Medical Staff.
7 June 1855 Attached to the Royal Artillery. Was in Camp before Sebastopol. Served with the Left Siege Train of the Royal Artillery during the bombardment of the town and during the Anglo-French assault on the Malakoff and the Redan on 18 June. Both attacks were repulsed by the Russians.
April 1856 In charge of two wards of twenty beds each, at the Barrack Hospital Scutari.
4 June 1856 Left Scutari, and arrived at Malta on the Transport Lancashire with 200 invalids on board. Arrived at Spithead on 14 July 1856.
1856–1857 In Portsmouth. Returned to Dublin on 21 Nov 1856 to prepare to sit for the examination of the Fellowship of the College of Surgeons.
20 Feb 1857 Staff Surgeon Military Train.
9 Apr 1857 Left Liverpool for Canada.
15 Aug 1857 At Pembroke, Canada West.
7 Aug 1866 Surgeon Major Military Train.
16 Mar 1870 Staff Surgeon Aldershot.
20 Sep 1871 Retired on half-pay with the honorary rank of Deputy Inspector General.
(Much discrepancy exists between the service record as given by Drew and that which appears in the letters of Staff Assistant surgeon F Reynolds.)
- Drew R., 1968. Entry No: 4879. Medical Officers in the British Army 1660 – 1960. Volume 1: 1660 – 1898. London: Wellcome Historical Medical Library.
- Manuscript for Drew's Roll. RAMC/PE/3/27/Drew.
- Letters of Surgeon Major Francis Reynolds attached to the Royal Artillery in the Crimea (1855–1857) RAMC/399.