Born: 10th August 1917, Ipswich.

Died: on or since: 1st February 1942; Age: 23; killed in action against Japanese.

Residence: 11, Frampton Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: Tobacco Blender & Bondsman – W.A. and A.C. Churchmans.


Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 5830618.

Regiment: Cambridgeshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion.


Memorial Reference:

Column 3.

Singapore Civil Hospital Grave Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Charles & Mary Goldsmith; husband of Marjorie Rose Goldsmith, of Ipswich.


Father: Charles Philip Walter Goldsmith, born September 1874, Corton, Suffolk. A Carter & Contractor Wood Merchant.

Mother: Mary Ann Goldsmith (nee Lewis), born July 1880, Bramford, Suffolk.

Family home 1, Austin Street, Ipswich.


In 1938, Ipswich, Bernard married Marjorie Rose Jennings, born February 1917, Ipswich.

They had 1 son.



Bernard was a Tobacco Blender & Bondsman. He and Marjorie were living with her parents & brothers at the Jennings family home – 15, Hossack Road, Ipswich.

Thomas William Jennings, a Night Watchman, born 1888, Ipswich.

Rose Mary Jennings (nee Rand), unpaid Domestic Duties, born March 1891, Bramford, Suffolk.

Thomas Herbert Jennings, a Sorter – Iron Fittings, born August 1920, Ipswich.

Albert Frank Jennings, at School, born August 1928, Ipswich.


Probate to Thomas William Jennings, a Foundry Painter (Marjorie’s father).

The Battalion was attached to the 18th East Anglian Division. ( including 4/5th Battalion the Suffolk Regiment)
15 February 1942: After the fall of Singapore, approximately 620 of the Battalions were taken POW and later mostly died on the Burma-Thailand Railway.

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