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Admiral, Sir John Colpoys, GCB

Person  Male  Born 1742  Died 4/4/1821

Naval officer.  While attempting to control the 1797 Spithead mutiny, Colpoys ordered the shooting of his own crew thus causing the death of several men (we can't find an exact number).  Not surprisingly his men refused to serve under him again and he was removed from active duty, although this might voluntarily have been in train anyway due to ill health.  Governor of Greenwich Hospital, 1816 to his death.

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Greenwich Royal Naval Hospital Old Burial Ground

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