Other names: Herbert
Locations in this story: Ashmore. Shaftesbury, Dorset
Story: Herbert Rideout was born in Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 24 Sep 1886 the son of Frederick Rideout and Mary Eliza Rideout (nee Jeffries). He lived all his life, apart from his Military Service, in Green Lane, Ashmore. He had enlisted on 25 Nov 1915 and joined the Territorial Unit of the 4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 3735). He served in the UK only and was soon discharged on 16 Jun 1916 as he was no longer physically fit for service due to general debility and sight problems. By the time of the 1939 Register he was still living in Green Lane, Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a Gardener. He remained single throughout his life and died in Ashmore during 1944 and was buried there on 10 Jun 1944.