Charles Wolseley Parker

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Commander (retired) Charles Wolseley Parker, R.N. (18 September, 1887 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Montgomery, North Wales, the son of Reverend F. W. Parker. People tended to think of him as "slow".

Parker was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 September, 1908.

Parker was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 September, 1916.

He was appointed in charge of a flotilla of Paddle Minesweepers on 15 March, 1918. In June, this was altered to a group of light paddle minesweepers in Area XIII, based on Portland.


Parker was placed ont he Retired List with the rank of Commander on 5 June, 1929.

Parker was promoted to the rank of Flight Lieutenant (R.A.F.) on 15 June, 1938.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Dianthus
19 Jun, 1918[1] – 4 Apr, 1919
Succeeded by
Arthur F. Crutchley


  1. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 776.