Other names: Ivor George
Locations in this story: Stour Row, Shaftesbury, DorsetGore Farm, Margaret Marsh, Nr. Shaftesbury, DorsetWest Milton, Powerstock, DorsetWilkins Farm, Bozley Hill, Cann, Shaftesbury, DorsetStour Provost, DorsetPoole, DorsetCann, Shaftesbury, DorsetMampitts Road, Shaftesbury
Story: 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 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 the 1939 Register he was living at Wilkins Farm, Bozley Hill, Cann, Shaftesbury as the farmer. 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 Cann, Shaftesbury on 14th Oct 1968.