Rear-Admiral, Sir Henry Hart, KCH
Person Male Born 1781 Died 1856
Naval officer. Born Sussex. Commissioner of Greenwich Hospital. See Indefatigable for more information, but one paragraph there is particularly relevant to Greenwich Hospital: "Following his retirement from active service, Hart was appointed as a Commissioner of Greenwich Hospital in 1845. Attempts were being made to reform the terrible conditions revealed in a report by Sir John Liddell MD, Inspector-General of the Royal Hospital. In order to facilitate these reforms Prime Minister Robert Peel appointed “deserving naval officers”, among them Hart, to act as Commissioners. Although the new Commissioners supported some of Liddell’s reforms others were rejected on the grounds of cost and the hospital finally close in 1869."