Image from 1945 Evening Star newspaper
Born: 1919, Ipswich.
Residence: 68, Cullingham Road, Ipswich.
Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 5830621
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion – Infantry.
Relatives Notified & Address: Youngest son of Horace & Emma Beecroft, of 9, Neale Street, Ipswich; husband of Joan Alice Beecroft, of Ipswich.
Father: Horace Beecroft, born March 1875, Worlingworth, Suffolk. An Iron Monger’s Carman.
Mother: Emma Beecroft (nee Daines), born February 1874, Sutton, Suffolk.
In 1941, Ipswich, Bernard married Joan Alice Culf, born 1923.
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. Bernard was held at Chungkai prison camp.