John Douglas Price Scholfield (Jack) was born in Toronto on 9 May 1894, the only son of Henry Chadwick Scholfield and Alexandra Laura (Sutherland) Scholfield. The family moved to Guelph, where Henry was a bank manager and was elected Conservative Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) in 1911.
Jack attended Guelph Collegiate Institute and Upper Canada College. On graduation, he joined Dominion Securities Corporation as a stockbroker. He attested on 30 July 1915 at Shorncliffe, Kent, England, and was assigned to the Canadian Army Medical Corps. He transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in March 1917. Continue reading