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Friday, March 27, 2015

Death of the hereditary Standard Bearer for England (the Queen's Champion)

_.Lt-Colonel John Lindley Marmion Dymoke, MBE, DL, who died 21 March, 2015, aged 88, was head of that landed family of Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, and was the Honourable the Queen's Champion and Standard Bearer of England in which capacity he attended the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 2 June, 1953.

Sometime High Sheriff of Lincs and Vice~Lord Lieutenant of the county.

He was born 1 Sept, 1926, son of Capt Lionel Marmion Dymoke (1894-1963), by his wife the former Rachel Isabel Lindley, scion of the extinct Barons Lindley.

He succeded to the Lordship of the manors of Scrivelsby, Thornton and Dalderby, &c, on his grandfather's death, 29 Aug 1946. The grandfather had attended the coronations of King Edward VII and King George V and King George VI as hereditary standard bearer and King's Champion, &c.

John Dymoke married 4 Sept, 1953, Susan Cicely Fane, scion of the Earls of Westmorland, by whom he had issue. His eld nson, Francis John Fane Marmion Dymoke, who was born 19 January, 1955, now succeeds as head of the family and holder of the ancient family honours.

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