Frederic Hova Wolley Dod was born in Eton, Buckinghamshire in 1872 (baptised 25th March 1872), the fourth son of the Rev. Charles and Mrs Frances Lucy Wolley Dod of Edge, Malpas, Cheshire.
Frederic emigrated to Canada in 1893, taking his substantial collection of butterflies and moths with him, and was recognised there as an expert in the field of lepidoptera (butterflies and moths). He was well published and had various specimens named after him. He joined up in 1917 and was transferred to a Labour Company in Macedonia where he hoped to continue his passion for lepidoptera.
Frederic is also commemorated on the memorial at The Abbey Church of St Mary, Nuneaton.
Regiment : 1st Garrison Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Rank : Lieutenant
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Died of illness (typhoid); Macedonia (now Turkey) 24 July 1919 Aged 47
More information about Frederic Hova Wolley Dod is available from Alberta Lepidopterists' Guild.
Information provided by Whitchurch Museum and Archives