Harry Spicer Rideout

Surname: Rideout
Other names: Harry Spicer
Other people in this story:
Jehu Rideout
Ellen Rideout (nee Spicer)
Locations in this story:
Bedchester, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Southbourne, Hampshire
France & Flanders
Lapugnoy, Pas-de-Calais, France
Arras, Northern France

Harry Spicer Rideout was born in Bedchester, Shaftesbury, Dorset, in Oct 1883 the son of Jehu (sometimes mis-spelt as John) Rideout and Ellen Rideout (nee Spicer).  He spent all of his early life in Bedchester until by 1911 he was living-in as a servant in a household in Southbourne, Hampshire.   He had enlisted and joined the 15th (Service) Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 18623).  He was posted to France and Flanders and died of wounds sustained in a battle near Arras, Northern France, on 11 Apr 1917.   He was buried in the Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France (Grave Ref. III. C. 5.).  HIs mother was in receipt of a pension until 1927.  He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  His gravestone is inscribed 'The souls of the righteous are in the hands of God'.


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