The son of Frederick P. and Emma Scholte, Owen John Frederick Scholte attended Mill Hill School from 1909 to 1912. A Brisfit pilot with 48 Squadron in 1917, he scored six victories with his observers. With 60 Squadron in the spring of 1918, he scored two more victories flying the S.E.5a. Returning from a party in an automobile driven by Cyril Crowe, Scholte and another passenger were killed when the vehicle collided with a tree.
Birth registered in the 3rd quarter of 1896 at Marylebone, London.
T./2nd Lt. (T./Lt.) Owen John Frederick Scholte, Gen. List and R.F.C.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on many occasions whilst carrying out reconnaissances and especially whilst protecting machines returning from patrols. He has continually distinguished himself by discovering hostile aircraft whilst observing from high altitudes, and attacking them with great determination and success at close range. His vigilance, combined with his fine offensive spirit, have many times proved invaluable in frustrating hostile reconnaissances and driving their machines down out of control.