Ivor George Ridout

Surname: Ridout
Other names: Ivor George
Other people in this story:
Charles Ridout
Hannah Sarah Wright Ridout (nee Stone)
Elsie Pickford
Locations in this story:
Stour Row, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Margarets Marsh, Nr. Shaftesbury, Dorset
West Milton, Powerstock, Dorset
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Stour Provost, Dorset
Poole, Dorset

Ivor George Ridout was born on 7 May, 1889, at Stour Provost, Dorset, and baptised there on 28 Jul 1889 the son of Charles Ridout and Hannah Sarah Wright Ridout (nee Stone).  He spent his early life in and around Stour Provost and Stour Row, Dorset.  He enlisted on 8 Apr 1908 with the Dorsetshire (Queen's Own) Yeomanry Territorial Force attending annual training camps. (Service No. 227).  He was embodied on 5 Aug 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 work at his father's farm, Gore Farm, Margaret Marsh, Dorset.  He was finally discharged on 7 May 1916 having completed the terms of his engagement.  No medal records can be found for Ivor.   He had married Elsie Pickford on 14 Apr 1915 at West Milton, Powerstock, Dorset.  They went on to have three children.   By the 1939 Register he was living at Wilkins Farm, Bozley Hill, Cann, Shaftesbury as the farmer.  He died on 10 Oct 1968 in the Poole, Dorset, Registry District, his address being shown as 3 Mampitts Road, Shaftesbury.  He was buried in Cann, Shaftesbury on 14 Oct 1968


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