Born at Coolgardie WA, CoE. Enlisted 26 January 1916 age 20, printer machinist. Nok father, William Edward Clare of Ocean View, Ocean Rd, Cottesloe Beach. Embarked at Fremantle 6 June 1916 per A29 Suevic. Wounded in France 26 June 1916 and killed in action in France on 8 August 1918. Buried at Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery III. C. 10. Service medals: BWM and VM.