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Martin Silke

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  • Service number
    8517 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Lance Sergeant AWMM
    20 Infantry Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM

Identity

  • 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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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Forestry worker AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Spooner's Camp, Motupiko, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Broadbent (sister), 159 Collingwood Street, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 05 Jan 1940 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    8517 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Nelson, Tasman, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Private AWMM
    20 Infantry Battalion AWMM
    2NZEF: 1st Echelon AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • 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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  • Last rank
    Lance Sergeant AWMM
    20 Infantry Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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

Death

About death

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

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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

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    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