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Euan Wallace
British politician

Euan Wallace

Euan Wallace
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Intro British politician
Was Politician
From United Kingdom
Field Politics
Gender male
Birth 20 April 1892
Death 9 February 1941 (aged 48 years)
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Captain David Euan Wallace, MC, PC (20 April 1892 – 9 February 1941) was a British Conservative politician who briefly served as Minister of Transport during World War II. He was the son of John Wallace, of Glassingall, Dunblane, Perthshire.

Political career

Wallace gained the rank of Captain in the service of the 2nd Regiment of Life Guards Reserve, acted as a special Commissioner for the North-East coast and acted as Aide-de-camp to the Governor General of Canada in 1920 and was decorated with the award of the Military Cross (MC).

He was first elected to the House of Commons at Member of Parliament (MP) for Rugby 1922-1923, then represented Hornsey from 1924 until his death in 1941. He served as Assistant Government Whip 1928-29; Junior Lord of the Treasury 1929, 1931; Civil Lord of the Admiralty 1931-34; Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department 1935-35; Secretary for Overseas Trade 1935-37; Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade 1937-38; Financial Secretary to the Treasury 1938-39. He was appointed as Minister of Transport in 1939.

Wallace was invested as a Privy Counsellor in 1936.

Personal life

On 26 November 1913 Wallace married Lady (Myra) Idina Sackville, daughter of Gilbert George Reginald Sackville, 8th Earl De La Warr and Lady Muriel Agnes Brassey. The marriage produced two sons:

  • David John Wallace MC (1914 – 17 August 1944) Killed in action World War II serving with the Special Operations Executive in Greece. He was a Major in the King's Royal Rifle Corps and married Joan Prudence Magor in 1939. They had two daughters:
    • Laura Jacqueline Wallace (b. 22 May 1941), married firstly on 25 June 1963 and divorced Dominic Paul Morland, son of Sir Oscar Charles Morland, of Pickering, Yorkshire, invested as a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG) and as a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (KGBE), and Alice Lindley, and had issue, married secondly in August 2003 Keith Fitchett, without issue.
    • Cary Davina Wallace (b. 1942), married David Arthur Russell Howell, Baron Howell of Guildford.
  • Gerard Euan Wallace (1915 – 20 August 1943) Killed in action World War II. He was a Wing Commander in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve and married Elizabeth Lawson in 1940. He died without issue.

The first marriage ended in divorce in 1919 and on 10 May 1920 he married Barbara Lutyens (1898–1981), the daughter of Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens and Lady Emily Bulwer-Lytton. The marriage produced three sons:

  • John Wallace (21 March 1922 – 15 August 1946) A Lieutenant in the Life Guards. He died while on active service and was unmarried and without issue.
  • Edward Peter Wallace DFC (15 May 1923 – 4 November 1944) Killed in action World War II. He was a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, died unmarried and without issue.
  • William Euan "Billy" Wallace (b. 7 February 1927 – 4 February 1977), educated at Eton College, Eton, Berkshire, and at University College, University of Oxford, Oxford, Oxfordshire, a former escort of Princess Margaret, married on 22 October 1965 The Hon. Elizabeth Anne Hoyer Millar, daughter of Frederick Robert Hoyer Millar, 1st Baron Inchyra and Anna Judith Elizabeth van Swinderen, without issue.

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