Christopher Wallace, British Army officer, Died at 73


Lieutenant-General Sir Christopher Brooke Quentin Wallace was born on January 3, 1943, and died on January 7, 2016.

He was a British Army general.

Christopher was educated at Shrewsbury School and at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.

Wallace was elect in 1962.

Sir Wallace regimental service in the Royal Green Jackets concluded with command of the 3rd Battalion in Germany and Northern Ireland from 1983 to 1985.

Wallace commanded the 7th Armoured Brigade from 1986 to 1988 and was Director of Public Relations (Army) in the Ministry of Defence from 1989 to 1990.

He commanded 3rd Armoured Division from 1990 to 1992 in Germany and was Commandant of the Staff College, Camberley from 1993 to 1994.

Christopher built the Permanent Joint Headquarters (UK) at Northwood during a tour from 1994 to 1996, and then became the UK’s first Chief of Joint Operations there from 1996 to 1999.

Christopher was the Colonel Commandant of the Royal Green Jackets from 1995 to 1998 and Colonel Commandant of the Light Division from 1998 to 1999.

Christopher Wallace was the Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies from January 2001 until January 2005 and was first appointed to the Board of the Imperial War Museum in July 1999 and served one term.

Sir Wallace was Chairman of the Trustees of The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum from 1999 until 2015.

Christopher was appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant for Hampshire in 2004.

Christopher Wallace passed away at 73 yrs old in hospital in Basingstoke on Thursday 7th January, after a brave battle against a rare cancer condition.