Edmond Hyde Parker

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Admiral Edmond Hyde Parker, C.B., Royal Navy, Retired (30 January, 1868 – 19 August, 1951) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Hyde Parker attained 1,043 marks in the entrance examination. Because four candidates who had been nominated for the Navy had failed the examination, and another candidate's health precluded him from joining, cadetships were given to the five candidates who had scored the highest in the exam. Hyde Parker had placed first of the five.[1]

Hyde Parker was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1891.[2]

Hyde Parker was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1901.[3]

He commanded the destroyer Ardent off Crete, where they were subjected to regular fire from insurgents on shore.[4]

Captain

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1906.[5]

In January 1907, he was briefly placed in command of the battleship Empress of India.[6]

On 28 May, 1907, Parker was appointed in command of the cruiser Niobe, and as Flag Captain to Rear-Admiral Harry S. F. Niblett, commanding the Devonport Division of the Home Fleet.[7]

He was appointed to command Minerva in October 1910, remaining with her until the end of 1912.[8]

Parker was appointed in command of the first class protected cruiser Endymion on 9 January, 1913.[9]

Great War

On 28 November, 1914, Endymion was paid off. He was appointed to Pomone as Captain of the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, temporarily, from 28 December to 20 February, 1915. On the latter date he took command of the battleship Superb in the Grand Fleet.[10][11]

He was appointed command of the dreadnought Superb on 20 February, 1915.[12][13] He was in command of this early dreadnought when she participated in the Battle of Jutland. His report on the proceedings details her perspective of the battle.

Hyde Parker was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 23 October, 1917, vice Tudor, promoted to Vice-Admiral.[14]

He was appointed an Additional Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 1 January, 1918,[15] for his services in command of Superb. On 1 September he was appointed Director of the Mobilisation Department at the Admiralty.[16]

Post-War

He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 25 March, 1923, vice Ley, and was placed on the Retired List on 26 March.[17]

He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 1 August, 1927.[18]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Edmond Hyde Parker" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 22 August, 1951. Issue 52086, col E, p. 8.

Service Records

{{TabApptsRow|Preceded by
Clement Greatorex|Rear-Admiral Commanding, Portsmouth Reserve
1 Oct, 1921[29] – 16 May, 1922Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag – 3 Oct, 1922[30]
Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Godfrey H. B. Mundy
Captain of H.M.S. Ardent
1 Apr, 1897[19][20] – 1899[21]
Succeeded by
Lawrence H. Richardson
Preceded by
Arthur D. Ricardo
Captain of H.M.S. Empress of India
3 Jan, 1907[22] – 28 May, 1907Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag – 3 Jan, 1908Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag – 3 Apr, 1910Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag – 29 May, 1912[23]
Succeeded by
Bertram S. Evans
Preceded by
George B. W. Young
Captain of H.M.S. Endymion
9 Jan, 1913[24] – 28 Nov, 1914Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag – 20 Feb, 1915Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag[25] – Jan, 1918[26]
Succeeded by
Sidney R. Drury-Lowe
Preceded by
Michael Culme-Seymour
as Director of the Mobilisation Division
Director of the Mobilisation Department
1 Sep, 1918[27] – 1 Jul, 1919[28]
Succeeded by
George H. Baird
  1. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 29 June, 1881. Issue 30233, col D, p. 7.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26149. p. 1870. 3 April, 1891.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 27335. p. 4780. 19 July, 1901.
  4. Hyde Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/88. f. 126.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 27927. p. 4466. 29 June, 1906.
  6. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  7. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 22 May, 1907. Issue 38339, col C, p. 6.
  8. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 309.
  10. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 398l.
  11. ADM 196/43. f. 2.
  12. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 398l.
  13. ADM 196/43. f. 2.
  14. The London Gazette: no. 30369. p. 11474. 6 November, 1917.
  15. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 30451. p. 79. 1 January, 1918.
  16. ADM 196/43. f. 2.
  17. The London Gazette: no. 32811. p. 2511. 3 April, 1923.
  18. The London Gazette: no. 33300. p. 5105. 5 August, 1927.
  19. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 225.
  20. Hyde Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/88. f. 126.
  21. Hyde Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/88. f. 126.
  22. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 2.
  23. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 2.
  24. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 2.
  25. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 398b.
  26. Hyde Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/88. f. 126.
  27. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 2.
  28. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 2.
  29. Hyde Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 239.
  30. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 2.</ref|Succeeded by
    Sir Douglas R. L. Nicholson}} |} </div name=fredbot:appts>

    Footnotes

    1. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 29 June, 1881. Issue 30233, col D, p. 7.
    2. The London Gazette: no. 26149. p. 1870. 3 April, 1891.
    3. The London Gazette: no. 27335. p. 4780. 19 July, 1901.
    4. Hyde Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/88. f. 126.
    5. The London Gazette: no. 27927. p. 4466. 29 June, 1906.
    6. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
    7. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 22 May, 1907. Issue 38339, col C, p. 6.
    8. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
    9. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 309.
    10. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 398l.
    11. ADM 196/43. f. 2.
    12. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 398l.
    13. ADM 196/43. f. 2.
    14. The London Gazette: no. 30369. p. 11474. 6 November, 1917.
    15. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 30451. p. 79. 1 January, 1918.
    16. ADM 196/43. f. 2.
    17. The London Gazette: no. 32811. p. 2511. 3 April, 1923.
    18. The London Gazette: no. 33300. p. 5105. 5 August, 1927.
    19. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 225.
    20. Hyde Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/88. f. 126.
    21. Hyde Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/88. f. 126.
    22. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 2.
    23. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 2.
    24. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 2.
    25. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 398b.
    26. Hyde Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/88. f. 126.
    27. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 2.
    28. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 2.
    29. Hyde Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 239.
    30. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 2.</ref|Succeeded by
      Sir Douglas R. L. Nicholson}} |} </div name=fredbot:appts>

      Footnotes

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