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Bernard McGrail

Rank: Private
Street: 15 St. Michael's Road
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Alternative Address: Granard, Co. Longford
Census 1901: Resident at St Michael's Road (surname is McGreal)
Census 1911: Resident St. Michael's Road
Regiment/Unit: Connaught Rangers, 5th Battalion, "B" Company
Regiment Number: 4784
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived WW1

Bernard was born the 17 September 1891 in Granard, despite his army attestation stating the parish of his birth was Templemichael. 

Pte McGrail enlisted with the Connaught Rangers Special Reserve on the 6 March 1914. When war began McGrail was mobilised and he served at the front in Salonica, as well as in Dublin and Crosshaven.

Bernard's brother Christopher McGrail, also served in the Great War. 

Bernard married Ellen Peelo, of 50 St Michael's Road, on the 27 July 1919 in Rathmines, Dublin. 

Parents Names: Son of Christopher McGrail and Ellen McGrail, 15 St Michael's Road, Longford
Notes: Bernard was AWOL in July 1917 at Crosshaven, Co. Cork. and was court-martialled in absentia; this appears to have happened after a period of hospitalisation for appendicitis. However in his marriage record of 1919, he gives his occupation as solider.

link to Civil Record of birthlink to Civil Record of marriage; Longford Leader March 1916;  

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