Bernard O'Neill was born on the 29th October 1895, the son of Edward and Bridget O'Neill. The family home was at 4, Sand Street, Liverpool, Lancashire.
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., and was killed when she was sunk.
His body was not found and identified afterwards and as a result, he is commemorated on the Mercantile Marine War Memorial at Tower Hill, London. He was aged only19 years.
Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1901 Census of England and Wales, 1911 Census of England and Wales, Commonwealth War Grave Commission, Cunard Records, PRO BT 334.