Chester Chronicle 2 October 1915

Report in the Chester Chronicle 2nd October 1915 regarding the death of Douglas Kirk Wolley Dod

News has been received at Edge Hall that Lieut. Douglas Kirk Wolley-Dod, 120th Battalion of the King's Liverpool Regiment, is reported killed by a shell in the trenches in Flanders on September 25th. Lieut. Wolley-Dod was a promising young officer of 18 years of age. He stood 6 feet 3 inches high, and had adopted the army as a profession, receiving his commission in September, 1914, from the Officers' Training Corps in connection with Rugby School, where he was educated. His promotion dated from January of this year, and he was drafted to the front exactly two months ago. It is stated that his death was caused by the displacement of some masonry during the fighting of last week, caused by the bursting of an enemy shell. On the local roll of honour, which has been compiled by the Rector of Malpas, appear the following names, members of the family who are serving the country. "O. C. Wolley-Dod, C.B., D. S. O., Brigadier General Commanding 86th Brigade. Douglas K. Wolley-Dod, King's Liverpool Regiment. J. C. Wolley-Dod, R. G. A. C. F. Wolley-Dod, Sherwood Foresters." The Dod family have been connected with Malpas from a very early period and throughout the centuries have been identified with all that was best for the country and the people amongst whom they have lived. On all hands there are heard expressions of sympathy for the family in their bereavement, but the knowledge that to the fullest possible extent they are taking their part in this world war should tend to ease the poignancy of their grief."

Chester Chronicle 2nd October 1915

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