Henry Wise Parker

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Admiral Henry Wise Parker, C.B., C.M.G., Royal Navy (15 June, 1875 – 1 August, 1940) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

On 30 June, 1908, Parker was promoted to the rank of Commander.[1]

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1914.[2]

Great War

At the Battle of Jutland, he commanded Benbow. In June, 1916, he'd moved over to command Hercules.[3]

On 15 September, 1916 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.) dated 31 May.[4]

Post-War

He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 January, 1925, vice Dent.[5]

Parker was placed on the Retired List "at [his] own request" on 28 February, 1934.[6]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral H. W. Parker" (Obituaries). The Times. Friday, 2 August, 1940. Issue 48684, col C, pg. 7.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Philip J. Stopford
Captain of H.M. T.B. 66
8 Jul, 1896[7]
Succeeded by
Rowland E. Stokes-Rees
Preceded by
John E. Cameron
Captain of H.M.S. Hecla
2 Jan, 1915[8] – Sep, 1915[Fact Check]
Succeeded by
Sandford G. R. Nevile
Preceded by
James A. Fergusson
Captain of H.M.S. Benbow
24 Aug, 1915[9] – Jun, 1916[10]
Succeeded by
Lewis Clinton-Baker
Preceded by
Lewis Clinton-Baker
Captain of H.M.S. Hercules
Jun, 1916[11] – 12 Feb, 1918[12]
Succeeded by
Alexander Lowndes
Preceded by
Hubert G. Brand
Captain of the Fleet
8 Apr, 1919[13] – 1 Aug, 1921[14]
Succeeded by
Alexander V. Campbell
Preceded by
John D. Kelly
Director of Operations Division
1 Feb, 1922[15]
Succeeded by
Wilfred Tomkinson
Preceded by
Frederic C. Dreyer
Captain of H.M.S. Repulse
21 Nov, 1923[16] – 31 Dec, 1924[17]
Succeeded by
Herbert W. W. Hope
Preceded by
Arthur A. M. Duff
Director of Naval Equipment
17 May, 1926[18] – 17 May, 1928[19]
Succeeded by
Joseph C. W. Henley
Preceded by
Sir Robert K. Arbuthnot, Bart.
Rear-Admiral Commanding, First Cruiser Squadron
10 Sep, 1928[20] – 10 Apr, 1930[21]
Succeeded by
Joseph C. W. Henley
Preceded by
John Donald Kelly
Admiral Commanding Reserves
4 Aug, 1931[22]
Succeeded by
George K. Chetwode

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 28151. p. 4644. 26 June, 1908.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 28842. p. 4880. 22 June, 1914.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395c.
  4. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29751. p. 9070. 15 September, 1916.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 33010. p. 219. 9 January, 1925.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 34029. p. 1425. 2 March, 1934.
  7. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 156.
  8. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 394o.
  9. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392j.
  10. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 156.
  11. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395c.
  12. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 156.
  13. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 156.
  14. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 156.
  15. The Naval Staff of the Admiralty. p. 123.
  16. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 156.
  17. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 156.
  18. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/143. f. 156.
  19. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/143. f. 156.
  20. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 156.
  21. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 156.
  22. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 156.