Report in the Liverpool Echo 2nd October 1915 regarding the death of Douglas Kirk Wolley Dod
"It has been officially reported that Lieutenant Douglas Kirk Wolley-Dod, 12th King's (Liverpool Regiment), youngest son of Mr. F. Wolley-Dod of Edge Hall, Malpas, has been killed in the trenches in Flanders. Only eighteen years of age, he stood 6 ft. 3 in. high, and possessed all the fighting spirit of his forebears. He obtained his commission in September, 1914, from the Officers' Training Corps in connection with Rugby School, where he was educated, and was promoted in January of this year. He had been at the front exactly two months. Two of his brothers hold commissions in the Army. Lieutenant J .C. Wolley-Dod, R. G.A. and Lieutenant C. F. Wolley-Dod, Sherwood Foresters, O. C. Wolley-Dod, C. B., D. S. O., being Brigadier-General Commanding the 86th Brigade, now at the Dardanelles. The family are one of the oldest in Cheshire, and are highly esteemed by all for their generosity and noble character. "
Liverpool Echo 2nd October 1915