Report in the Whitchurch Herald 2nd November 1918 relating to the death of The Rev Richard William Dugdale MC CF
"Chaplain Reverend Richard William Dugdale, attached to the Norfolk Regiment has been awarded the Military Cross; “He tended the wounded under heavy fire without the slightest regard for his own personal safety. He located wounded men in the most advanced positions and guided stretcher parties to bring them in”"
The sad news was conveyed to the family in the following telegram, which was received by the Rector on Monday evening last:
"Deepest regret Captain Rev. R W Dugdale MC attached to Norfolk Regiment Killed in Action October 23rd."
His Commanding officer writes:
"He was killed instantly by a shell which exploded in the Regimental Aid Post where he was sitting. By the death of this young officer, the Church, the State and the Army have lost a valuable promising life."
Whitchurch Herald 2nd November 1918