United States

24 July 1918

In Bloomfield, Iowa, a 24-year-old local machinist working for the US Government in Rock Island named William Wilbert Wishard enlists with the US Army. It appears William did not make it overseas, and was eventually demobilised in November 1918. After the war he became an electrical engineer and had two sons with his wife Nora, who he married in 1917. William died aged 87 in 1981 and is part of tree WIS0016.