Ashmore Pond

Joseph Rideout

Surname: Rideout
Other names: Joseph
Other people in this story:
Isaac Rideout
Ann Rideout née Causton
Mabel Mary Rideout
Locations in this story:
Green Lane, Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Salisbury, Wiltshire

Joseph Rideout was born at Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 12th December 1881 and baptised there on 12th February 1882, the son of Isaac Rideout and Ann Rideout (née Causton).  He lived all his life in the Ashmore, Shaftesbury, area except for his period of Military Service.  His father died in 1912. He enlisted with the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service Nos. 2898 & 201128).  He served with the 1st/4th Battalion but it is not known to which area of conflict he was posted.  He was discharged on 22nd April 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War medals.  He had returned to Green Lane, Ashmore, by the time of the 1921 Census where he worked as a Woodsman and Hurdle Maker.  He married Mabel Mary Rideout (same surname) at Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 23rd August 1922.  His wife regrettably died in 1938.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was still living in Green Lane, Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset, a widower, working as an Estate Woodman.  His death was recorded at the Salisbury, Wiltshire, District Registry on 22nd March 1968 and he was buried at St. Nicholas Church, Ashmore on 27th March 1968.


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