15 January 1916: Pte John Sait 20248 East Surrey Regiment

John Sait was born in Hammersmith, London 19 March 1863.

Hammersmith in west London (cc OpenStreetMap)

The son of Thomas and Ann Sait, of Red Lion Lane, Tolworth. Thomas Sait was 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. 

Knockaloe Camp, Isle of Man

John died, age 53, in Knockaloe Camp, Isle of Man of double pneumonia.

Pte John Sait 20248 East Surrey Regiment

Pension Record Card of Pte John Sait

Sources: Du Ruvingy's, English Census, The Western Front Association Pension Records & Ledgers on Fold3 by Ancestry