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Bernard McKenna

Bernard McKenna

About Bernard

Bernard McKenna was born in 1883, the son of Owen and Anne McKenna of Walterstown, Castlebellingham, County Louth, Ireland.

He engaged as a trimmer in the Engineering Department on board the Lusitania on 12th April 1915 at Liverpool at a monthly wage of £6-0s-0d., killed when she was sunk. He was aged 32 years.

His body was not recovered and identified afterwards and as a result, he is commemorated on the Mercantile Marine Memorial at Tower Hill, London.

1911 Census of Ireland, 1901 Census of Ireland, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Cunard Records, PRO BT 334.

Bernard McKenna



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