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Martin Silke



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Martin AWMM
  • Surname
    Silke AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    8517 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Spooner's Camp, Motupiko, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Broadbent (sister), 159 Collingwood Street, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    8517 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Martin Silke and of Norah Silke (nee Costella), of Nelson AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    18 September 1942 AWMM
    Age 34 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bari War Cemetery, Italy AWMM XI. D. 32. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • To Great Uncle Mart My Dad, your nephew, named his eldest son after you in memory of you. He was very proud of your achievements. He tried to visit your grave while in Southern Italy a number of years ago but was unable to get there and I know it was a huge disappointment to him. He followed your journey as a POW. Thank you for fighting for what you believed in and for giving your life so we may enjoy the freedom we know today. Love from your great niece Erin xx
    Public - Erin - Other relative - 22 November 2015



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    WW2 1: WW2 164 AWMM


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22 November 2015ErinNelosn New ZealandOther relative