Compton Abbas War Memorial

Ernest Rideout

Surname: Rideout
Other names: Ernest
Other people in this story:
Mark Rideout
Ellen Rideout nee Adlem
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
Arras Memorial, Arras, Pas de Calais, France
Compton Abbas
France & Flanders

Story:
Ernest Rideout was born in 1895 in Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury. He was the son of Mark Rideout, a carter, and Ellen Rideout (nee Adlem). At the time of the 1911 Census, 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 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.  

Images:
  • Compton Abbas War Memorial

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives