John was born in Hammersmith, London 19 March 1863.
The son of Thomas Sait, of Red Lion Lane, Tolworth, a Carpenter. John was educated in Tolworth and enlisted, 24 June 1878, age 15, in the 2nd East Surreys.
On 1 July 1887, John married Mary Ellen. They lived at 27 Cross St, Hampton Hill, Middlesex and had six children: John, Arthur, Henry, Margaret, Ethel, Florence and Gwendoline.
John served for over 7 years with the Colours, and then close to 5 years in the Reserve, obtaining his discharge, 23 June 1890.
John took part in the Egyptian War, 1885 and rejoined the army 9 November 1915.
John died, age 53, in Knockaloe Camp, Isle of Man of double pneumonia.
Research by Jonathan Vernon