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 as part of the Fourth Battle Squadron. In June, he 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
Bertram S. Evans
Captain of H.M. T.B. 66
8 Jul, 1896[7]
Succeeded by
Andrew W. Kerr
Preceded by
William H. D. Boyle
Captain of H.M.S. Haughty
14 Jul, 1904
Succeeded by
Charles L. Brendon
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
New Command
Captain of the Fleet, Atlantic Fleet
8 Apr, 1919[13]
Succeeded by
Eric J. A. Fullerton
Preceded by
Hubert G. Brand as Captain of the Fleet, Grand Fleet
Captain of the Fleet, Atlantic and Home Fleets
8 Apr, 1919[14] – 1 Aug, 1921[15]
Succeeded by
Ronald W. Oldham
as Captain of the Fleet, Home Fleet
Preceded by
John D. Kelly
Director of Operations Division
1 Feb, 1922[16]
Succeeded by
Wilfred Tomkinson
Preceded by
Frederic C. Dreyer
Captain of H.M.S. Repulse
21 Nov, 1923[17] – 31 Dec, 1924[18]
Succeeded by
Herbert W. W. Hope
Preceded by
Arthur A. M. Duff
Director of Naval Equipment
17 May, 1926[19] – 17 May, 1928[20]
Succeeded by
Joseph C. W. Henley
Preceded by
Arthur K. Waistell
Rear-Admiral Commanding, First Cruiser Squadron
10 Sep, 1928[21] – 10 Apr, 1930[22]
Succeeded by
Joseph C. W. Henley
Preceded by
John Donald Kelly
Admiral Commanding Reserves
4 Aug, 1931[23]
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. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 847-9.
  14. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 156.
  15. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 156.
  16. The Naval Staff of the Admiralty. p. 123.
  17. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 156.
  18. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 156.
  19. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/143. f. 156.
  20. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/143. 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.
  23. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 156.