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The Rushden Argus, 25th April 1919, transcribed by Kay Collins
Cross - Duponchel

War Romance—A large number of people gathered to see the wedding on Tuesday afternoon, at the Independent Wesleyan Church, of a Rushden returned soldier, Mr. Herbert Edwin Cross, and a French young lady, Mdlle. Amandine Marie Duponchel, whom the bridegroom met in France. The bridegroom is the eldest son of Mr. J. Cross, of Grove-road, Rushden, and has seen 11 years’ service with the 16th Lancers, including four years in France. He was in the Mons Retreat. The bride is the third daughter of Mons. Jules Duponchel, of Rouen, France. The Rev. C. J. Keeler officiated, and Mr. W. T. L. Flood was the organist. The bride was given away be Mr. W. Willmott, brother-in-law of the bridegroom, and Mr. J. Cross, brother of the bridegroom, carried out the duties of best man. The “Marsellaise” and “Wedding March” were played, and the hymns were “The Voice that breathed o’er Eden” and “O Perfect Love.” The bride was very prettily dressed in cream crepe-de-chine, with bridal veil and orange blossom, and her bouquet was of lilies, white heather, and hyacinths. The bridesmaids, Miss Nellie Cross and Mrs. E. Pinnock (sisters of the bridegroom), were charmingly dressed in powder blue crepe-de-chine, with hats to match. There were about 70 guests at the reception, which was held in the Newton-road Schools, and Mr. and Mrs. Cross received many handsome presents. The bridegroom gave the bride a pearl necklace, and bridesmaids a gold pendant and brooch. The bride presented her husband with a gold ring.

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