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Wednesday, January 01, 2020

The 2nd Baron Dickinson 1926-2019

_. The 2nd Baron Dickinson died 28 November, 2019, a month after the death of his wife.

Richard Clavering Hyett Dickinson was born 2 March, 1926, son of the Hon Richard Sebastian Willoughby Dickinson [1897-1935] by his wife the former May Southey Lovemore [1903-2000], and succeeded to the peerage [created in 1930] upon the demise of his grandfather, the 1st Baron Dickinson, KBE, PC, 31 May, 1943.

Lord Dickinson married 1stly, 31 Aug, 1957 [divorced 1980] Margaret Ann McMeekan, daughter of Brigadier Gilbert Reader McMeekan, CB, DSO, OBE; married 2ndly, August, 1980, Mrs Rita Doreen Moir [who died 17 October, 2019, aged 90].

Lord Dickinson leaves two sons, Martin and Andrew, from his first marriage. The elder son, the Hon Martin Hyett Dickinson [born 29 January, 1961], succeeds as 3rd Baron.

A Service of Thanksgiving will be held at St Mary's Church, Painswick, Gloucestershire,  10 January, 2020.

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