Martin Silke Unknown date of birth - 18 September 1942 Key details Contribute › Service number8517 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeLance Sergeant AWMM20 Canterbury Infantry Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesMartin AWMM SurnameSilke AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number8517 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW2 AWMMForestry worker AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMMSpooner's CampMotupikoNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs Broadbent (sister)159 Collingwood StreetNelsonNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 5 January 1940 AWMMSingle AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number8517 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 AWMMUnknown AWMMNelsonTasmanNew Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMM5 January 1940 AWMMWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMM5 January 1940 AWMM20 Canterbury Infantry Battalion AWMMPrivate AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled in ActionCause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankLance Sergeant AWMM20 Canterbury Infantry Battalion AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Son of Martin Silke and of Norah Silke (nee Costella), of Nelson AWMM Death About death Contribute › Age at death34 AWMM Date of death18 September 1942 AWMM Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Place of deathItaly AWMM Death notesItaly AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameBari War CemeteryItaly AWMM Grave referenceXI. D. 32. AWMM Memorial Contribute › Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Martin Silke by laying a poppy. Gerald Thomas Silk Norman Robert Silk Martin Silke Matthew Keith Sillars Samuel Sillars Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Martin Silke Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources Used DocumentsSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 1: WW2 164 AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.