Canadian Virtual War Memorial

William Schofield

In memory of:

Private William Schofield

October 8, 1916

France

Military Service


Service Number:

669763

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

3rd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

April 19, 1892
Lancashire, England

Enlistment:

February 14, 1916
Toronto, Ontario

Son of John and Margaret Schofield, Toronto, Ontario. Husband of Mary Ellen Schofield of Toronto, Ontario. Brother of Pte John Schofield, 3rd Battalion, killed in action August 11, 1918.

Commemorated on Page 159 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY
Somme, France

Grave Reference:

III. B. 22.

Location:

Miraumont is a village about 14.5 kilometres north-north-east of Albert and the Cemetery is some 3 kilometres south of the village on the east side of the road to Courcelette (D107). The ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY is signposted in the centre of Miraumont.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Newspaper Clipping– Pte. William Schofield enlisted in the 83rd Battalion C.E.F. in Toronto on February 14th, 1916.  His brother John Schofield, 669762, enlisted with him on the same day.
  • Newspaper Clipping– News clipping from The Star Weekly - July 15, 1916.  The article details the war contributions of the five Schofield brothers of Toronto.
  • Grave Marker– Headstone of William Schofield in Adanac Cemetery, France.

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