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Bernard McAlister

Street: 96 Terenure Road
Town/Village: Dublin
Civil Parish: Granard
Catholic Parish: Granard
Alternative Address: Lad Lane, Dublin;
Census 1901: Resident at The Hill, Granard
Census 1911: Resident at Moxham Street, Granard
Regiment/Unit: Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Regiment Number: Unknown
Date of Death:

Bernard was born 13 April 1894 in Granard.

Bernard McAlister was probably the only Longford-born soldier to be wounded during the Easter Rising, 1916: he was injured in the attack on Dublin Castle. 

After the Great War Bernard was working as a constable in the Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP) attached to Lad Lane Station in the 1920s, and continued on with the an Garda Síochána and was serving as such into the 1930s. 

In November 1922 he married Madge Healy in Dublin. He was married for the second time in June 1932 to Mary Phelan. 

Bernard's brother, James McAlister, who served as an RIC constable prior to the War, served with the Irish Guards during WW1. Another brother of theirs was also an RIC constable. 

Parents Names: Son of Randal McAlister and Kate (née Casey), Moxham Street, Longford.

link to Civil Record of birthLink to Civil Record of marriage, 1922; link to Civil Record of marriage, 1932; mention of McAlister at Easter Week; image of McAlister in 1927 (back row, 2nd left)

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