HC Deb 13 July 1915 vol 73 cc735-6

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether his attention has been called to the gallant act of Mr. Parslow, second mate of the ss. "Anglo-Californian," who, on the death of his father, the captain of the steamer, by a shell from a German submarine, took charge of the ship and conducted her safely to Queenstown through continuous fire; and if he will recognise in some form his bravery?

The SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Dr. Macnamara)

A report of the incident has been received. The Admiralty fully concur that Mr. Parslow and his father behaved most gallantly, and the question of recognising their conduct is now under consideration.