Other names: Joseph
Locations in this story: Green Lane, Ashmore, Shaftesbury, DorsetSalisbury, Wiltshire
Story: Joseph Rideout was born at Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 12th December 1881 and baptised there on 12th February 1882, the son of Issac Rideout and Ann Rideout (née Causton). He lived all his life in the Ashmore, Shaftesbury, area except for his period of Military Service. 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 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 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 Ashmore on 27th March 1968.