Mexborough and Swinton Times, January 29, 1916
Cortonwood Hero’s Death
Private George Dodds (9th K.O.Y.L.I.)
Mr & Mrs R.G. Dodds, of Cortonwood, have received the following letter from 2nd Lieutenant F. Morris, in connection with their son George, who was killed in France, on the 11th inst.:
I deeply regret to inform you that during the shelling of this village, on the 11th inst., your son was buried beneath a fall of bricks and killed.
His death is a great loss to myself and comrades, as he was always a plucky and willing worker and one who was never deterred by the thought of danger.
I trust you will not take this matter too deeply to heart, but will remember that he died as an English soldier should, cheerfully and without groan or complaint.”