The death took place last Monday of Captain Wilfrid Watson Parker, M.B.E., T.D., of Towersey Manor, Theme. This widely-known Catholic worker will he remembered for his zeal in connection with religious and social work in various directions. On the annual National Pilgrimage to Lourdes, his had been a familiar figure in the ranks of the brancardiers. In 1928 he accepted the office of Chairman of the Providence Row Night Refuge, of which institution he had long been a friend. In other ways also he was glad to apply his strength and his mind for the good of his fellow-men.
Captain Wilfrid Parker was the second surviving son of the late Sir Henry Watson Parker. He has died in his sixty-ninth year. After education at Beaumont he entered the Law as a solicitor. In 1903 he was Captain in the 9th Battalion of the London Regiment, Territorial Force, and in 1913 Captain in the T.F. Reserve of Officers. The M.B.E. was awarded to him for services during the Great War, and he held also the Territorial Decoration. Captain Parker married, in 1898, Frances, daughter of the late Alfred Purssell, of Hampstead.
The burial took place on Thursday, preceded by a requiem at Westminster Cathedral.