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.
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.
ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939.
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.