Topic: Albert Oliver Marquet

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Albert Oliver Marquet was a First World War soldier with links to Sumner.

Private A.O. Marquet was born 31st December, 1890.  He was the eldest of six children born to parents Albert and Alice Marquet.   The family lived in Monck’s Bay, Redcliffs and Albert is recorded as working as a wool classer.   Private Marquet enlisted on 22nd August, 2016 and departed for Devonport on 19th January, 1917 as a member of the NZ Expeditionary Force, Wellington Infantry Regiment in the Signals Division.  Private Marquet arrived in England on the 28th March, 2017 and departed for France on the 13th August, 2017.  He joined his battalion on 29th August, 2017.

Private Albert Marquet was wounded on the 19th October, 2017 at Flanders Field in France.  He died of the wounds he sustained on 23rd October, 2017.  He is buried in the Nine Elms British Cemetery, Popeninge, West-Vlaanderen, Belguim.  V.I.D. 15.

Related Resources:

Online Cenotaph record for Albert Oliver Marquet Auckland War Memorial Museum


ROLL OF HONOUR Timaru Herald, Volume CVI, Issue 16380, 1 November 1917

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Albert Oliver Marquet

First Names:Albert
Last Name:Marquet