Clare Edward Wishart was the youngest of four children of William Donaldson Wishart, a machinist from Scotland, and his wife, Clara Elizabeth Elderkin. He was born in Rochester, New York on 5 January 1892 and by the time America entered the war, was living with his parents and older brother William at 55 Tacoma Street.
He enlisted on 26 June 1918 in Rochester and was sent to join the 152 Depot Brigade which was a US Army training and receiving formation based at Camp Upton. The camp was situated near the town of Yaphank in Suffolk County, New York and Clare spent the rest of the war training there until discharged from service on 14 December. During his time in the military, he attained the rank of Private 1st Class and returned to his parent’s house after the war.
In 1920 Clare worked as an inspector at a motor company but by 1930 was employed as a repairman in a radio shop. At some point before the mid-1950s, he moved to Everett in Washington and had an income working as a clerk.
He died aged 74 in Snohomish, Washington on 14 January 1966.