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Bernard McCoy

Rank: Private
Street: 420 11th Street
Town/Village: West New York, New Jersey
Civil Parish: Clonbroney
Catholic Parish: Clonbroney
Country: U.S.A.
Alternative Address: Carrickathane, Ballinalee
Census 1901: Carrickateane
Census 1911: Carrickateane
Regiment/Unit: 309th New York Infantry, Company F
Regiment Number: 1747065
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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