Report in the Chester Chronicle 9th October 1915 regarding the death of Douglas Kirk Wolley Dod
"THE LATE LIEUT. D. K. WOLLEY-DOD
HOW HE FELL
Further particulars are now given of the fate of Lieutenant Douglas Kirk Wolley-Dod, King's (Liverpool Regiment) 12th Battalion, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Wolley-Dod,of Edge Hall, Cheshire, and nephew of Brigadier-General O. C. Wolley-Dod, C. B. , D. S. O. His Colonel writes of his cool and collected behaviour in trying circumstances, and says that he was setting a very fine example to his men during a heavy bombardment in the trenches, where he was killed instantaneously by a shell. His Colonel adds: "Not only was he a hard-working, keen, reliable officer, happy and cheerful under all circumstances, but his bright disposition had endeared him to all ranks, and he was a great favourite.""
Chester Chronicle 9th October 1915