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Rest in Peace
December 20, 1998
Rear Admiral Charles R. McGrail, USN

   (Robert F. Simonsen Photograph Collection, University Archives, Kansas State University)

Rear Admiral Charles R. McGrail, USN (Retired)

     Admiral McGrail retired from the U.S. Navy in 1991 after 33 years of
service. In his last assignment, he was the Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval
Operations for Naval Warfare. He prepared appraisals and developed
requirements for naval weapons and systems across the range of naval
operations. He also headed teams of flag officers who developed master plans
for system requirements in the areas of air superiority and air defense;
sea control and strike warfare; command, control, communications,
and intelligence; and warfare modeling and simulation.

     From 1985 to 1987, Admiral McGrail was Commander of Carrier Group One,
Battle Group Echo, aboard the U.S.S. Ranger during several deployments in
the Far East.

     In his prior assignments, Admiral McGrail served as Director of Aircraft
Carrier and Air Station Programs Division (OP-55) and as Director of the
Aviation Plans and Requirements Division (OP-50) on the staff of the Deputy
Chief of Naval Operations for Air Warfare.

     From 1981 to 1984, Admiral McGrail commanded the helicopter carrier
U.S.S. Tripoli, flagship for the Commander of Amphibious Force One, and then
the U.S.S. Midway, flagship for the Commander of Task Force 70 and Task Force
77, which was home-ported at Yokosuka, Japan.

     During the 1970s, Admiral McGrail commanded fighter squadrons aboard
the U.S.S. Constellation and at Miramar Naval Air Station. He also served
as Assistant Chief for Operations and Plans to the Commander of Task Force
70 and Task Force 77, the Seventh Fleetís carrier strike force from 1977
to 1980.

     Admiral McGrail spent most of his early career as a fighter pilot flying
from carriers deployed to the western Pacific during the Vietnam war. He also
served as a project pilot at the Naval Missile Center, as a flight commander
with the U.S. Air Force, and at U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam,
where he was involved in planning U.S. air operations throughout Southeast
Asia.

     Admiral McGrail received a B.S. degree in Engineering in 1957 from the
U.S. Naval Academy.


Pennsylvania Volunteers in the War of 1812
McSherry, Frederick   (Roll of Pennsylvania Volunteers-Privates)
 


British War Dead
          (military/civilian)
   WWI-WWII
 

Debt of Honour Register
Name Rank Regiment Date Details
McGRAIL, Bernard Flight Sergeant Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 9th Jul, 1943
1
McGRAIL, Brian Neville  Civilian 2nd Jul, 1944
2
McGRAIL, D Private Royal Dublin Fusiliers 1st Apr, 1916
3
McGRAIL, David Private Royal Irish Fusiliers 16th Aug, 1915
4
McGRAIL, E Gunner Royal Field Artillery 24th Sep,  1917
5
McGRAIL, Frank Private Royal Scots 16th May, 1915
6
McGRAIL, F J  Private Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regt.) 4th May, 1917
7
McGRAIL, John Lance Corporal Cheshire Regiment 4th Jul, 1916
8
McGRAIL, James Civilian* 10th Apr, 1941
9
McGRAIL, James Private Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 16th Aug, 1917
10
McGRAIL, J Private Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regt) 27th Apr, 1916
11
McGRAIL, Martin Stoker Royal Naval Reserve 9th Aug, 1915
12
McGRAIL,  Patrick Private Royal Army Medical Corps 19th Jun, 1918
13
McGRAIL, Thomas Private East Lancashire Regiment 8th Nov, 1944
14
McGRAIL, Thomas Private Royal Dublin Fusiliers 15th Apr, 1917
15
McGRAIL, M avis
(otherwise BURNETT)
Civilian* 10th Apr, 1941
16
McGRAIL,  Rose E.
(otherwise BURNETT)
Civilian* 10th Apr, 1941
17

 
McGREAL, Anthony Storekeeper Mercantile Marine 18th Jun, 1918    18
McGREAL, C Private The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 17th May, 1916
19
McGREAL, J Private Connaught Rangers 19th May, 1918
20
McGREAL, James Frederick Lance  Corporal Australian Infantry 15th Apr, 1945
21
McGREAL, J ohn James Private Royal Scots 1st Jul, 1916
22
McGREAL, Joseph Patrick Cook Merchant Navy 7th Nov, 1940
23
McGREAL, John Trevor Flight  Lieutenant Royal New Zealand Air Force 25th Apr, 1945
24
McGREAL, M Bombardier Royal Field Artillery 20th Mar, 1918
25
McGREAL, Patrick Private Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 29th Apr, 1916
26
McGREAL, Robert Private Manchester Regiment 19th Sep,1915
27
McGREAL, Terrance Private East Lancashire Regiment 31st Jul, 1917
28
McGREAL, Terrance Gunner  Royal Artillery 8th Nov, 1944
29
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In Memory of

Flight Sergeant
 BERNARD McGRAIL
1313183

223 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on
Friday, 9th July 1943
Age 21

Son of Michael and Ethel McGrail, of Aldershot,

                                  Hampshire

Remembered with honour
ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt
ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt

 Grave/Reference/Panel Number:   Column 269
In Memory of

BRIAN NEVILLE McGRAIL

Son of George Hilton McGrail 
of 71 Kimberley Avenue.
at Dulwich Hospital
who died as a result of enemy action
on Sunday, 2nd July 1944. 

         Age 5

                         Commemorated in the

METROPOLITAN BOROUGH OF CAMBERWELL
          Section of the Civilian War Dead Register
In Memory of

 Private
D McGRAIL
5/18260

8th Bn., Royal Dublin Fusiliers
who died aged 26
on Saturday, 1st April 1916

Private McGRAIL was the husband of 
Mrs. A. F. McGrail,
of 55 Clarendon St., Harrow Rd., Paddington, London

Remembered with honour

   BOIS-CARRE MILITARY CEMETERY, HAISNES

                           Pas de Calais, France
Grave -Reference/Panel Number:   Sp. Mem. 3
In Memory of

Private
     DAVID McGRAIL 
16984

    5th Bn., Royal Irish Fusiliers
      who died aged 28 
on Monday, 16th August 1915.

 Private McGRAIL was the son of 
James and Margaret  McGrail,
of 2, Kelvin St., Partick, Glasgow
 
 

  HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey
Grave/Reference/ Panel Number:   Panel 178 to 180

      In Memory of

Gunner
 E McGRAIL
89641

                   315th Bde., Royal Field Artillery
          who died on Monday, 24th September 1917

           Remembered with honor

OUTTERSTEENE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION  BAILLEUL
Nord, France
Grave/Reference/Panel Number:   I. B. 14

   In Memory of

Private

            FRANK McGRAIL
1004

                               8th Bn., Royal Scots
              who died on Sunday, 16th May 1915

         Remembered with honour

                         LE TOURET MEMORIAL
                              Pas de Calais, France
         Grave/ Reference/ Panel Number:  Panel  4

In Memory of

Private

                  F J McGRAIL
746051

   2nd Bn., Canadian Infantry 
(Eastern Ontario Regt.)

                   who died on Friday, 4th May 1917

            Remembered with honour

 AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION 
                              Pas de  Calais, France

Grave/Reference/ Panel Number:
 In Memory of

                                Lance Corporal 
               JOHN McGRAIL
               28700

                      9th Bn., Cheshire Regiment
                             who died aged 31
                       on Tuesday, 4th July 1916

            Lance Corporal McGRAIL was the son of 
                        John and Ellen  McGrail, 
       of 18, Worsley St., Golborne Lane, Warrington,
                                       Lancs

      Remembered with honour

           THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France
               Grave/ Reference/ Panel Number: 
                     Pier and Face 3 C and 4 A

In Memory of

 JAMES McGRAIL

 of 614 Scotland Street Parade,
 at 614 Scotland Street Parade.

who died as a result of enemy action
on Thursday, 10th April 1941
 Age 30

 Commemorated in the
 COUNTY BOROUGH OF BIRMINGHAM
 Section of the Civilian War Dead Register

In Memory of

 Private
 JAMES McGRAIL
  28474

11th Bn., Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
who died aged 19 on 
Thursday, 16th August 1917

Private McGRAIL was the son of 
Owen and Rose McGrail,
of Drumgowna, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim

 Remembered with honour

TYNE COT MEMORIAL 
Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Reference/ Panel Number:  Panel 70 to 72

 In Memory of

                                      Private
                  J McGRAIL
               13887

   3rd Bn., Duke of  Wellington's West Riding Regt.
                             who died aged 18 

on Thursday, 27th April 1916

     Private McGRAIL was the son of 
Mrs. Bridget Towey, of  6 Windsor Place
Burmantofts, Leeds

        Remembered with honour

          LEEDS ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY 
     Yorkshire, United  Kingdom

Grave/Reference/Panel Number:   B. 298
In Memory of

Stoker
MARTIN McGRAIL
3906S

H.M.S. "Lynx.", Royal Naval Reserve
who died aged 22 
 on Monday, 9th August 1915

Stoker McGRAIL was the son of John McGrail,
of 11 Thomas St., Middlesbrough,
and the late Catherine McGrail

Remembered with honour

CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL
Kent, United Kingdom.
Grave/Reference/Panel Number:   14

In Memory of

 Private
PATRICK McGRAIL
870

Royal Army Medical Corps
who died on Wednesday, 19th June 1918.
 

Remembered with honour

HOLLYBROOK MEMORIAL, SOUTHAMPTON
Hampshire, United Kingdom.

In Memory of

 Private 
THOMAS McGRAIL
14674685

1st Bn., East Lancashire Regiment
who died aged 22
on Wednesday, 8th November 1944.

Private McGRAIL was the son of 
Thomas and Clara  McGrail
of Liverpool, England

Remembered with honour

GROESBEEK CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY Netherlands
Grave/Reference/Panel Number:   XII. E. 9.

 In Memory of

Private THOMAS McGRAIL
26257

10th Bn., Royal Dublin Fusiliers
who died on Sunday, 15th April 1917

Remembered with honour

ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France
Grave/Reference/Panel Number:   Bay 9

 In Memory of

 MAVIS McGRAIL 
(otherwise BURNETT)

onths; of 614 Scotland Street Parade
 Daughter of Rose Elizabeth McGrail 
 (otherwise Burnett)
 at 614 Scotland Street Parade
 who died as a result of enemy action
on Thursday, 10th April 1941
 Age 6

 Commemorated in the
COUNTY BOROUGH OF BIRMINGHAM
Section of the Civilian War Dead Register

In Memory of

ROSE ELIZABETH McGRAIL
(otherwise  BURNETT

of 614 Scotland Street Parade
Daughter of Alfred Henry and Alice Freeman
of 1/2 Rosebery Street
at 614  Scotland Street Parade

 who died as a result of enemy action
on Thursday, 10th April 1941
  Age 35

 Commemorated in the
 COUNTY BOROUGH OF BIRMINGHAM
 Section of the Civilian War Dead Register

In Memory of

Storekeeper 
ANTHONY McGREAL 

   S.S. "Dwinsk" (London), Mercantile Marine
 who died aged 27 on Tuesday, 18th June 1918.

 Storekeeper McGREAL, Asst. 
Son of Anthony McGreal, of 32, Brae St., 
Birkenhead, Cheshire,
and the late Bridget  McGreal (nee Dever). 
Born at Westport, Co. Mayo.

 Remembered with honour

TOWER HILL MEMORIAL,
London, United Kingdom.

In Memory of

Private 
C. McGREAL
14095

 8th Bn., The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
who died aged 32 on Wednesday, 17th May 1916

 Private McGREAL was the son of
Paul and Kate McGreal, 
of Farnworth, nr. Bolton; 
husband of Maria McGreal,
of 13, Cross St., Farnworth, Lancs.

     Remembered with honour

  ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY, 
MONT-ST. ELOI, 
Pas de Calais, France.
Grave/ Reference/ Panel Number:   I. M. 5.

In Memory of

Private 
J McGREAL
3/7483

                      3rd Bn., Connaught Rangers
              who died on Sunday, 19th May 1918.

  Private McGREAL
was the son of Mr. A. McGreal, 
of 32, Bray St., Birkenhead.

         Remembered with honour

 BIRKENHEAD (FLAYBRICK HILL) CEMETERY
Cheshire, United Kingd
Grave/Reference/ Panel Number:    6. R.C. 27A.

     In Memory of

  Lance Corporal 
JAMES  FREDERICK  McGREAL 
NX85528

    A.I.F. 2/1 Bn., Australian Infantry
 who died aged 35 on Sunday, 15th April 1945

    Lance Corporal McGREAL
was the son of James and
  Anna Victoria McGreal; 
  husband of Janet Nicolson  McGreal, 
  of Rozelle, New South Wales

        Remembered with honour

         LAE WAR CEMETERY, Papua New Guinea
         Grave/Reference/Panel Number:   GG. D. 1.

In Memory of

 Private 
 JOHN JAMES McGREAL
18203

 15th Bn., Royal Scots
who died on Saturday, 1st July 1916

Remembered with honour

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France

In the perpetual care of
the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Grave/Reference/Panel Number: 
Pier and Face 6 D and 7 D

In Memory of

Cook
JOSEPH PATRICK McGREAL

S.S. Herland (London), Merchant Navy
who died aged 32 on Thursday, 7th November 1940.

Remembered with honour

TOWER HILL MEMORIAL
London, United Kingdom
Grave/Reference/Panel Number:    Panel 56.

In Memory of

     Flight Lieutenant 
JOHN TREVOR McGREAL DFC
 415706

109 (R.A.F.) Sqdn, Royal New Zealand Air Force
who died aged 32on Wednesday, 25th April 1945.

Flight Lieutenant McGREAL was the son of 
John McGreal and of Elsie May McGreal (nee Rogers), of Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand; husband of Nora Patricia McGreal, of Sandringham, Auckland.

Remembered with honour

BRUSSELS TOWN CEMETERY
Evere, Vlaams-Brabant  Belgium
Grave/ Reference/Panel Number:   X. 21. 53.
 

In Memory of

                                       Bombardier

M McGREAL
90683

       54th Bde. Ammunition Col., Royal Field Artillery
          who died on Wednesday, 20th March 1918.
 

      Remembered with honour

SALONIKA (LEMBET ROAD) MILITARY CEMETERY
Greece
Grave/Reference/ Panel Number:   1381

In Memory of

Private
PATRICK McGREAL
21135

8th Bn., Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
who died aged 20 on Saturday, 29th April 1916.

 Private McGREAL 
was the son of John and Kate McGreal,
of 44, Galtee Terrace, Castle St., Waterford.

 Remembered with honour

 LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France
Grave/ Reference/Panel Number: Panel 60

In Memory of

 Private 
ROBERT McGREAL
3596

11th Bn., Manchester Regiment
who died on Sunday, 19th September 1915

 Remembered with honour

HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey
Grave/Reference/ Panel Number:   Panel 158 to 170

In Memory of

 Private 
TERENCE McGREAL 
37657

 2nd Bn., East Lancashire Regiment
 who died on Tuesday, 31st July 1917

Remembered with honour

YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave/Reference/Panel Number: Panel 34

In Memory of

 Gunner 
TERENCE McGREAL
14237836

186 Field Regt., Royal Artillery
 who died aged 24 on Wednesday, 8th November 1944

Remembered with honour

SCHOONSELHOF CEMETERY
Antwerpen Belgium
Grave Reference/Panel Number:   III. D. 15.


Texas Revolution- Joseph McSherry and James McSherry fought with Texas against    Generalisimo Santa Anna at the Battle of Goliad.

World War II and Korean Conflict Soldiers
Interred Abroad

IDF-NAME
Given-  MCGRAIL
Name -  JAMES
Middle Initial-  J
Surname-  MCGRAIL
INDUCTED-FROM-  CONNECTICUT
Rank-  SEAMAN FIRST CLASS
WW2KW-COMBAT-ORG-  UNITED STATES NAVY RESERVE
WW2KW-DOD-  OCT 14 1944
MONUMENT-AT-  NORTH AFRICA
STATUS-  MISSING
WW2KW-US-AWARDS-  PURPLE HEART MEDAL
WW2KW-FOR-AWARDS
 

Name           MULLANEY JOHN W
Age              23
Home           Coles, Illinois
Service
Number        0962661
Rank               O1
Branch
Service          U.S. Army
Component     National Guard
Casualty
Type              Killed in Action
Death
Record          500923
Race              Caucasian
Citizenship     U.S. Citizen



British Forces in India

Indian Mutiny Medal (1857-1859)
John McGrail (#2507) -Gunner -Troop A , Madras Horse Artillery



World War I
Civilan Draft Registration
 
Name Birth Date Ethinicity Birth Place County State
William Lawrence McGreal 19 Dec 1874 White Latah Idaho
Thomas McGreal 10 Mar 1876 White relative lives in Portland, Or. Marin California
Richard McSherry Byrne 9 Dec 1884 White Lake Florida
Leo Mullaney 9 Jan 1879 White rel. lives Tiensten China Washoe Nevada
James Joseph Mullaney 10 Jan 1873 White mom lives Scrokestown, Ire Summit Colorado
Lawrence Mullaney 18 Jan 1875 White Benewah Idaho

 MULLANEY, WILLIAM H.-, Frankfort, N. Y.; born November 8. 1887; drafted; Camps Devens. Green,
Merritt; branch of service, Co. L., 60th Infantry, 5th Division; Private; overseas April 16, 1918; discharged
July 24, 1919.
source: "Herkimer County in the World War"



World War I Killed in Action

-Sargeant Frank McGrail- Pittsburgh, Pa   *(more info)
-Pvt James Chester McSherry, Enola, Pa
-Wagoner Louis Sattler, Pittsburgh, Pa
-Pvt  Patrick Mullaney, East Carnegie, Pa
(source: "Soldiers of the Great War- Pennsylvania")


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