William Lionel Hichens 54
- Marriage: Mary Hermione Lyttelton
From The Times, March 3, 1919
The marriage of Mr. William Lionel Hichens, son of the late Mr. John
Ley Hichens, of St. Ives, Cornwall, and of Mrs. Hichens, and Miss Mary
Hermione Lyttelton, youngest daughter of General the Right Hon. Sir
Neville Lyttelton, G.C.B., G.C.V.O., and Lady Lyttelton, of the
Governor's House, the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, took place on Saturday
in the Chapel of the Royal Hospital. There had not been a wedding
there for over 100 years, the last one solemnized there having been
that of Sir Hudson Lowe, the guardian of Napoleon at St. Helena. The
ceremony on Saturday was performed by the Bishop of Winchester, uncle
of the bride, assisted by the Rev. H. B. Walton and the Rev. W. Drury,
chaplain to the Royal Hospital.
The bride walked from the Governor's House, leaning of the arm of her
father, who afterwards gave her away, and followed by page and
bridesmaids, along a colonnade between a double line of Chelsea
Pensioners. The bride wore a draped gown of velours Tanagra, with a
long train draped with a shawl of Honiton lace falling from the
shoulder, and a tulle veil. The page was Master Nevill Masterman, and
the bridesmaids were the Hon. Rachel Lyttelton, Miss Mary Lyttelton,
Miss Cecil Alexander, Miss Mary Grenfell, Miss Margaret Masterman and
Miss Katherine Grenfell. They wore cream chiffon dresses, draped in
classical lines, with girdles of gold ribbon. Their long white veils
of soft silk net edged with gold were held in plain gold fillets. Mr.
Lionel Curtis was best man.
William married Mary Hermione Lyttelton, daughter of General Sir Neville Lyttelton and Unknown.