Born in South Melbourne, Victoria, CoE. Enlisted 22 January 1916 age 25, lino-type operator. Nok father, William Edward Clare of Ocean Rd, Cottesloe Beach. Embarked at Fremantle 6 June 1916 per A29 Suevic. Suffered a head wound in France on 19 August 1918. RTA on June 1919. Service medals: BWM and VM.