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Rear-Admiral, Sir Henry Hart, KCH

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."

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Rear-Admiral, Sir Henry Hart, KCH

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Greenwich Royal Naval Hospital Old Burial Ground

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