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Wilfred Graham Parker
I was just reading Iain Ballantyne's book "Killing the Bismarck," for my next article for WW2 History magazine on that episode, and his name came up early on, for offering a pre-battle prayer for HMS Prince of Wales as it faced Bismarck. I wanted to find out what happened to him, and got the answer I should have expected -- he went down with the dreadnought at the hands of Japanese aviation on 10 December 1941. He was tending wounded Sailors in the ship's chapel and would not leave them. It left me greatly upset, of course.
Public - Dave - Researcher - 17 January 2019
Rev. Parker is a man who should be remembered by every New Zealander and Briton for his devotion to duty, shipmates, Queen, Country, and most of all, faith. He made the supreme sacrifice to rid the world of evil. His life is a moral lesson.
Greater love has no- one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. john chap 15 v 13
Public - Susan Burnett - 7 April 2018