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Walter Wallace
(23 September 1923 - 14 October 2005)
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Walter Wilkinson Wallace, CVO, CBE
Former Governor of the British Virgin Islands

Walter Wilkinson Wallace was a retired British diplomat and a former Governor of the British Virgin Islands.

Early life

Walter Wilkinson Wallace was born in 23 September 1923 in in Edinburgh to Walter W. Wallace and Helen M. Douglas. He was educated at George Heriot’s School, Edinburgh.

Career

Wallace served as Governor of the British Virgin Islands from 29 July 1974 to October 1978.

He served as a Captain in World War II in the Royal Marines from 1942 to 1946. In 1946, he joined the Colonial Service. He was appoined Assistant District Commander in Sierra Leone (1948-1954). He later served as Principal, Colonial Office (1955-1957); District Commander, Sierra Leone (1957-1961); Province Commander (1961); and Development Secretary (1962-1964).

He was also Establishment Secretary, Bahamas (1964-1967); Secretary to the Cabinet, Bermuda (1968-1973) and H.M. Commander, Anguilla (1973).

He later served as Constitutional Commissioner, St. Helena, (1987), Cayman
Islands (1991), Turks & Caicos Islands (1992), British Virgin Islands,
(1993), and Falkland Islands (1995).

Personal life

Wallace was married to wife Susan Blanche Parry in 1955. He was the father of  one son, Andrew, and one daughter, Emma.

Honours and awards

He was awarded the DSC (1944); appointed OBE (1964); CBE (1973); and CVO (1977).

Death

Wallace died in 14 October 2005, agd 82. His  funeral took place at Chichester Crematorium, on Tuesday, 25 October 2005.

Sources
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governor_of_the_Virgin_Islands
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Occupation Diplomat
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Date of Birth 23 September 1923
Place of Birth Edinburg, United Kingdom
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Date of Death 14 October 2005, aged 82.
Place of Death Chichester, United Kingdom
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Notable Accomplishments
Governor of the British Virgin Islands: 29 Jul 1974 - Oct 1978
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