BORN HULL 1882. SON OF JAMES AND SARAH ANN PARKER, OF HAVELOCK STREET, HULL. THEY LOST TWO SONS IN THE WAR. LOST AT SEA, ON THE SAME SHIP, AS HIS BROTHER, SIDNEY CHARLES PARKER. ERNEST WAS MARRIED, AT HULL, IN 1906. HE LEFT WIDOW, LILIAN POTTER (1887-1921) AND 4 CHILDREN, AT 1 CLUMBER AVENUE, FLINTON STREET, HULL (1911 CENSUS). HIS DEATH IS RECORDED IN CWGC RECORDS & WAS REPORTED IN THE HDM 20/03/1819.
Thank you to Christine Green for the following comments, sent on 05/02/2020. firstname.lastname@example.org
I have been looking into the history of my grandfather Ernest Charles Parker. My father used to tell me he was the youngest skipper to ever sail out of Hull? He never mentioned that the ship went down in the war. I do have a photograph of the family showing his father (Ernest Charles) his mother Lilian nee potter and my dad, 2 brothers and a sister. He used to tell me that within 2/3 years of the picture being taken 3 of them were dead!!! His eldest brother was run over by a tram, his father died at sea and his mother died in childbirth. My dad and his sister did spend 2 years in newland orphanage. Since I have been looking into the history I’ve also found out that Ernest Charles brother, also was on the ‘Industria’ it’s all so very sad. My father was born in 1913, so I don’t expect he will have been able to remember his father. Also it states that he was 37 when he passed, but I believe he was only 33/34.
On 30/04/1917, the Hull steam trawler. ‘INDUSTRIA’ was captured by a U-boat and sunk by time bombs in the North Sea. Position of loss also reported as NE of Humber, 30/04/1917
(?) Also, reported by U Boat.net as sunk 25/03/1917, stopped and sunk by opening the scuttles of Scotland (?), crew of 9 all lost as not recovered from lifeboat. (?)
CREW LOST ON INDUSTRIA (H14), enemy action in the North Sea, 27th March, 1917.
ACUM, John (17), 18 Ireland-ter, Gillett St, Hull. Trimmer
BARKS, Thomas (65), Address not traced. Cook
BURNETT, Walter (53), 380 Boulevard, Hull. Chief Engineer
CARNEY, Peter (42), 22 Gillett St, Hull. Deckhand
HASS, Thomas (30), 13 Emily-grove, Brighton St, Hull. Bosun
PARKER, Ernest Charles (37), Address not traced. Skipper
PARKER, Sidney (37), 5 Arthur-ter, Havelock St, Hull. Mate
WATSON, Ernest (26), Address not traced. 3rd/Hand
WILLIAMSON, Ernest (35), 17 Clifton-ter, Beverley Rd, Hull. 2nd/Engineer