Other names: Frederick
Locations in this story: Fontmell Magna, DorsetFrance & FlandersLe Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France Llanhilleth, Monmouthshire, WalesAbertillery, WalesShaftesbury
Story: Frederick Rideout was born in 1884 in Fontmell Magna, and baptised there on 13th April, 1884. He was the son of Frederick Rideout, a Colliery Hewer, and Emily Rideout (nee Sage). By 1901 the family had moved to Llanhilleth, Monmouthshire. Frederick married Frances Jane Matthews in Abertillery, Wales, in 1909. There was one son of the marriage. At the time of the 1911 Census, he was a Colliery Worker living at Llanhilleth, Monmouthshire, Wales. He enlisted at Shaftesbury as a Private with the 1st Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 5987). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals. He died on 13th October 1914 and his name appears on Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France (Panel 22 & 23). He is remembered on the Fontmell Magna War Memorial, Shaftesbury.