Name:Rank:Service Number:Service: Date of Birth:Place of Birth:Date of Enlistment:Place of Enlistment:Address at Enlistment:Age at Enlistment:Height:Eye Colour: Hair Colour:Martial Status:Trade:Religion:Next of Kin: Date of Death: Age at Death:Cemetery:Reference:
Frances Noreen Schofield Aircraftwoman Second Class (AW2)W310523Royal Canadian Air Force, Women's DivisionOctober 3, 1924Nictaux Falls, Annapolis Co., NSMarch 16, 1943Halifax, NSChester Basin, Lunenburg Co., NS185 feet, 2 inchesBrown BrownSingleStudentBaptistArthur Vernon Schofield (Father), Chester Basin, NSApril 23, 194520Nictaux (United Baptist) Cemetery, Nova ScotiaLot 152Commemorated on Page 562 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on November 24Frances was the daughter of Arthur Vernon (1894-1981) and Minnie (Dugas) Schofield (1887-1962) of Chester Basin, NS. Her father was born in New Albany, Annapolis Co., NS, and was a section foreman with the railway. He had served in the First World War (Service No., 2731341) with the Royal Canadian Engineers. Her mother was born in River Bourgeois, Richmond Co., Cape Breton, NS. Frances had three brothers: Douglas Verdun (1918-1960), Walter Stephen (1922-1951) and David Albert (1933-2017; and three sisters; Phyllis Marion (1920–2011), Margaret Elizabeth (1928-2016) and Arlene Pearl (1930–2008) – all living in Chester Basin at the time of her enlistment. The family had lived in Nictaux Falls for nine years, six years in New Germany and had been living in Chester Basin for five years when Frances enlisted.She completed grade 11 in school and enjoyed dancing, reading and skating. Her enlistment records indicated she was, “an alert type, pleasant in manner and keen to learn.” Aircraftwoman Schofield served as an administrative clerk and was stationed at the No. 9 Bombing and Gunnery School in Mount Joli, Québec. Taking her annual leave, she died in a CN train accident near Moncton, Westmorland Co., New Brunswick at Painsec Junction. According to records, a freight car collided with three passenger cars. She was interred at the Nictaux (United Baptist) Cemetery.
Douglas Verdun Schofield (1918-1960) and Sergeant Walter Stephen Schofield (1922-1951) brothers of Frances Schofield served with the Canadian Army during WWII.