Evelyn Webb-Carter

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Sir Evelyn Webb-Carter
Major-General Sir Evelyn John Webb-Carter KCVO OBE(RLH).JPG
Sir Evelyn Webb-Carter
Born (1946-01-30) 30 January 1946 (age 71)
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Years of service 1964–2001
Rank Major General
Service number 481893
Commands held London District
Household Division
Multi-National Division (South-West)
19th Infantry Brigade
Battles/wars Operation Banner
Bosnian War
Awards Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Mentioned in Despatches
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service

Major General Sir Evelyn John Webb-Carter, KCVO, OBE, DL (born 30 January 1946) is a retired senior British Army officer. He was the last 'Colonel of the Regiment' of the Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding) (1999–2006), before their amalgamation into the Yorkshire Regiment, 3rd Battalion (Duke of Wellington's).

Early life[edit]

Webb-Carter is the son of Brigadier Brian Wolsey Webb-Carter, DSO & Bar, OBE (1920–1981).[1] He was educated at Wellington College in Berkshire, before joining the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst.

Military career[edit]

He was commissioned into the Grenadier Guards in 1964,[2] and was mentioned in despatches for service in Northern Ireland in 1980.[3] In 1991 he became Commander of 19th Infantry Brigade[4] and in late 1996 he was appointed the Commander of the Multi-National Division (South-West) for the Stabilisation Force in Bosnia.[5]

In June 1997, he was appointed Major-General commanding the Household Division and General Officer Commanding London District[6] where he gained a strong reputation for tackling racism.[7] He was the Chairman of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother's 100th birthday celebrations in 2000[2] and retired in 2001.[2]

He was a Controller of the Army Benevolent Fund, a British charity set up to provide help for former British soldiers and their families who are in need of assistance.[8]


He married the Hon. Anne Celia Wigram (born 1945), the second daughter of Lieutenant Colonel Neville Wigram, 2nd Baron Wigram, in 1973.[9]


Military offices
Preceded by
John Kiszely
Commander Multi-National Division (South-West), Bosnia
Succeeded by
Angus Ramsay
Preceded by
Sir Iain Mackay-Dick
GOC London District
Succeeded by
Sir Redmond Watt