Place    From 25/10/1694 

Greenwich Hospital

From Greenwich Hospital: "The Royal Charter of William and Mary dated 25 October 1694 established the Royal Hospital for Seamen (latterly known as Greenwich Hospital) as a home for retired seamen of the Royal Navy, and to provide support for seamen's widows and education for their children, and the improvement of navigation. The first Pensioners arrived at Greenwich in 1705. By the end of the century there were more than 2,000 pensioners living there."

It was closed in 1869 and the buildings were then used for navy training.

The site was previously occupied by Greenwich Palace.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Greenwich Hospital

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George II statue at Greenwich

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Greenwich Royal Naval Hospital Old Burial Ground

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Other Subjects

A. I. Brown

A. I. Brown

Employed at the Holloway bus/tram garage - Pemberton Gardens. Served and was killed in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces

War dead, WW1
1 memorial
G. Attridge

G. Attridge

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial
J. Dempsey

J. Dempsey

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial
Serjeant Cecil Williams

Serjeant Cecil Williams

Cecil Williams was born on 2 February 1890 in Paddington, one of the six children of Frederick George Williams (1859-1954) and Mary Williams née Troughton (1861-1948). His birth was registered in t...

Person, Armed Forces, France

War dead, WW1
2 memorials
Victor Crutchley, VC

Victor Crutchley, VC

Sailor. Born Victor Alexander Charles Crutchley in Chelsea. His mother had been a maid of honour to Queen Victoria and he was her godson. He enlisted in the navy in 1906 and was promoted to lieuten...

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial