|Street:||420 11th Street|
|Town/Village:||West New York, New Jersey|
|Alternative Address:||Carrickathane, Ballinalee|
|Regiment/Unit:||309th New York Infantry, Company F|
|Date of Death:|
|Cause:||Survived the war|
Bernard was born in 1887 in Carrickathane, his birth was registered as 24 November 1887, but was likely around the 18 September; he generally gave his birth date as the 18 September 1888 in later documents, such as the WW2 draft register.
Bernard is notable as a survivor of sinking of Titanic, along with his sisters Agnes and Alice.
He enlisted in the US Army for war service on 3 April 1918 at Jersey City, and served in France. Unfortunately, he suffered a mustard gas attack and was later discharged from the army at Unit 4, Camp Dix, New Jersey on 12 June 1919.
In his final years, Bernard was a resident of the Veterans Administration Hospital in the Bronx. He died in July 1945 and is interred in Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdall.
|Parents Names:||Son of John McCoy and Bridget (née Cole), of Carrickateane, Ballinalee|
Link to Civil Record of Birth (please ensure web address ends in .pdf); The Longford & the Titanic Centerary commemoration;
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