Martin Silke Unknown date of birth - Died 18 September 1942 PDF Print Share Key details Service number8517 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankLance Sergeant AWMM20 Infantry Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Lay a poppy 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 Occupation before enlistmentWW2 Forestry worker AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistmentUnknown Spooner's Camp, Motupiko, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs Broadbent (sister), 159 Collingwood Street, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 05 Jan 1940 Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number8517 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 Unknown AWMMNelson, Tasman, New Zealand AWMM Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 Private AWMM20 Infantry Battalion AWMM2NZEF: 1st Echelon AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankLance Sergeant AWMM20 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 nameBari War Cemetery, Italy AWMM Grave referenceXI. D. 32. AWMM 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 2016 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Martin Silke Leave a note Contribute › Processing 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 Report 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 Contributors Processing Command item Command item Add new record Refresh DateNameLocationRelationshipContact 22 November 2015ErinNelosn New ZealandOther relative Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.