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Robinson, William

Place of Birth: Down

Date of enlistment: 11 November 1872

Age given at enlistment: 24

Rank: Private

Company: M

Location on 25 June 1876: Uncertain - almost certainly in the battle.

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Comments:

Name, date and place of birth not yet verified. For details of his military service consult: (i) ‘Military Register of Custer’s Last Command,’ Roger L. Williams, The Arthur H. Clark Company, Norman, Oklahoma, 2009, p. 254.  (ii) ‘Men With Custer – Biographies of the 7th Cavalry,’ Edited by Ronald H. Nichols with Daniel I. Bird, CBHMA Inc., 2010, p. 334.

 

 

A Cloth Finisher from County Down

Not yet fully researched.

William Robinson had blue eyes, dark brown hair, a fair complexion, and was 5′ 9″ tall.

Roger Williams writes: Robinson’s name is in the ‘Present’ column of the Co. M muster roll June 30 and he is shown on extra duty in the medical dept. Cos. M and G are the only two troops that show their wounded present on June 30; the other troops show their wounded absent.”

He was discharged on 30 September 1878 at Fort Ruhlen, Dakota Territory, and died on 4 February 1928 at Seattle, Washington.

 

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