LIEUTENANTS JACK COLPITTS and A. G. SAUNDERS, after the Gretna Green race at the Royal Show grounds, Claremont, on December 21, 1914, just before the 10th Light Horse Regiment proceeded overseas. Lieut Saunders was on the physical training instructional staff and resigned to go on active service. He became a major in the Royal Engineers, and Lieut. Colpitts reached that rank in the A.I.F. After being with the light horse on Gallipoli, he served on divisional and corps staff of the A.I.F. in France. Nowadays he is farming up at Winchester, on the Midland line. Major Saunders recently won the fencing championship of the State.
Those in the story:
JACK COLPITTS = Second Lieutenant John Watson COLPITTS, a 40 year old Farmer from Winchester, Western Australia. He enlisted on 1 November 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 7 November 1919.
A. G. SAUNDERS = Major Arthur George SAUNDERS, Royal Engineers