Ivor George Ridout

Surname: Ridout
Other names: Ivor George
Other people in this story:
Charles Ridout
Hannah Sarah Wright Ridout née Stone
Elsie Ridout née Pickford
Locations in this story:
Stour Row, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Gore Farm, Margaret Marsh, Nr. Shaftesbury, Dorset
West Milton, Powerstock, Dorset
Wilkins Farm, Bozley Hill, Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Stour Provost, Dorset
Poole, Dorset
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Mampitts Road, Shaftesbury

Ivor George Ridout was born on 7th May 1889 at Stour Provost, Dorset, and baptised there on 28th July 1889 the son of Charles Ridout and Hannah Sarah Wright Ridout (née Stone).  He spent his early life in and around Stour Provost and Stour Row, Dorset.  He enlisted on 8th April 1908 with the Dorsetshire (Queen's Own) Yeomanry Territorial Force, attending annual training camps (Service No. 227).  He was embodied on 5th August 1914 and appointed a Sergeant (Service No. 1061).  He served in the UK only and was given special leave on a number of occasions to help with the harvest work at his father's farm, Gore Farm, Margaret Marsh, Dorset.  He was finally discharged on 7th May 1916 having completed the terms of his engagement.  No medal records can be found for Ivor.   He had married Elsie Pickford on 14th April 1915 at West Milton, Powerstock, Dorset.  They went on to have three children.  By 1923 he was Farming at Pigeon House Farm, Stour Provost, and by the 1939 Register had moved to Wilkins Farm, Bozley Hill, Cann, Shaftesbury, still farming.  He died on 10th October 1968 in the Poole, Dorset, Registry District, his address being shown as 3 Mampitts Road, Shaftesbury.  He was buried in the Town Cemetery, Shaftesbury, on 14th Oct 1968.


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