Francis Stephen Bennet Francois de CHAUMONT M.D. Professor of Military Hygiene, Army Medical School Netley. Born April 7th 1833, Died April 18th 1888

And in Memory of his dearly loved wife Elleanor Tempest Born at Montrose February 7th 1842, Died at Crowthorne December 10th 1930

Buried at St. Mary's Extra cemetery Butts Road Sholing.


Profession: Physician Research Field: Hygiene Education:

MD (1853, Edinburgh)


Entered Army Medical Service (1854); served with the Rifle Brigade in the Crimea; Assistant Professor (1863), Conjoint Professor (1875), finally Professor (1876), of Hygiene, Army Medical School; Lecturer in Hygiene to the Royal Engineers; Surgeon-Major, Army Medical Department (by 1874); had diabetes; died of heart failure


He wrote The Growth of Hygienic Science in Popular Science Monthly vol 23, sept 1883 and was a Fellow of the Royal Society. He also wrote The Habitation in Relation to Health in 1879 and was co writer of A Manual of Practical Hygiene with Edmund Alexander Parkes and Frederick N. Owen in 1890.

More information here:

1881 census has Francis age 47 a physician born in Scotland, living with wife Elleanor 39,daughters Helen age 14,Nora daughter 12, Mary 10, Louise 8, Frances 7, Marguerite 4 and son Francis age 1 and sister Anna age 46 in the Lawns, Obelisk Rd Woolston next door to Thomas Longmore who was a surgeon at Netley too. They had 4 servants.

Source Citation: Class: RG11; Piece: 1217; Folio: 66; Page: 7; GSU roll: 1341298.


Hampshire Advertiser 23rd October 1878
from the British Medical Journal April 28th 1888
Hampshire Advertiser March 13th 1889

                                        From the Wellcome Library

Parents of Francis, Helen and Louis Jean Joseph are buried in Peartree Churchyard.
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