Other names: James Alfred
Locations in this story: Ashmore, DorsetFrance & FlandersShaftesbury, DorsetSt. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France
Story: James Alfred Rideout was born in 1890 in Ashmore, Dorset and was baptised there on 2nd November 1890. He was the son of Albert Rideout, a gamekeeper, and Elizabeth Ann Rideout née Davidge. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a gamekeeper and living at Keepers Lodge, Ashmore. He enlisted at Shaftesbury as a Private in the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 201788). He served in the 5th Battalion in France and Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 11th May 1918 and was buried at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France (grave id. S.III.H.25). He is remembered on the Ashmore War Memorial, Shaftesbury.