Royal Navy obituary in the Times newspaper
Royal Navy obituary in the Times newspaper

Royal NavyObituaries

The following obituary for Sidney Colpoys Dacres appeared in the Times newspaper.

Obituary in the Times newspaper
10 March 1884Admiral Sir Sydney Colpoys Dacres, G.C.B., Governor of Greenwich Hospital, died on Saturday at Brighton, aged 80 years. The deceased was the youngest son of the late Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Dacres, G.C.H., and brother of Sir Richard J. Dacres, Constable of the Tower of London. His mother was Martha, daughter of Mr. John Phillips Milligan, and he was born in 1803. He was educated at the Royal Naval College at Portsmouth, entered the Navy in 1817, and served with distinction in Greece, Spain, and the Crimea. He commanded on the Mediterranean, West Indies and Channel stations between the years 1859 and 1865, and was a Lord of the Admiralty from 1866 till 1872, since which date he had been Visitor and Governor of Greenwich Hospital. He attained the rank of an Admiral in 1870, and had obtained the Greek Order of the Redeemer, the Spanish Order of the Laurel Cross of St. Fernando, the Portuguese Order of the Tower and Sword, the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour, and the Medjidie. The gallant Admiral was nominated a Companion of the Order of the Bath in 1855, was advanced to the dignity of a Knight Commander of that Order in 1865, and promoted to a Knight Grand Cross in 1871. He married, in 1840, Emma, daughter of the late Mr. John Lambert, of Banstead, Surrey. The funeral will take place at the Lewes-road Cemetery, Brighton, to-morrow, at 2 o'clock.

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