Other names: Ernest
Locations in this story: ShaftesburyArras Memorial, Arras, Pas de Calais, FranceCompton AbbasFrance & Flanders
Story: Ernest Rideout was born in 1895 in Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury. He was the son of Mark Rideout, a carter, and Ellen Rideout (née Adlem). At the time of the 1911 Census, he was working as a farm labourer and living at 3 Compton Abbas. He enlisted in Shaftesbury on 30th December, 1914, as a Private and joined the 6th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 12703). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and the 1914/1915 Star medals. He died on 12th April 1917 and his name appears on the Arras Memorial, Arras, Pas de Calais, France (Bay 6). He is remembered on the Compton Abbas War Memorial, Shaftesbury.