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