|Street:||15 St. Michael's Road|
|Alternative Address:||Granard, Co. Longford|
Resident at St Michael's Road (surname is McGreal)
Resident St. Michael's Road
|Regiment/Unit:||Connaught Rangers, 5th Battalion, "B" Company|
|Date of Death:|
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.|