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Old Boys who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the Great War.

Second Lieutenant John Douglas Price Scholfield ’12

Died: May 26, 1917

Flight Lieut. John Douglas Price Scholfield was at the College from 1908 to 1912. He took a great interest in sports and for three years managed the hockey and cricket teams. On leaving school he entered the Dominion Securities Corporation.

Shortly after ware broke out he took out a commission in the Governor-General’s Body Guard, but when he found that he could not get to the front as quickly as he wished, he enlisted as a trooper in the A.M.C at Bearwood, where he rose to Quarter-Master-Sergeant. He transferred to the Flying Corps to get to the front more quickly, and passed his examinations. He was killed while flying at Upavon, may 17, shortly before he was to leave for the front.

College Times (Christmas 1917) pg. 11-12


More information about Second Lieutenant  John Douglas Price Scholfield ’12 can be found at:

Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Guelph Mercury

The Canadian Great War Project

Canada At War

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Lives of the First World War