Stratton, Frank

Place of Birth: Nottingham

Date of enlistment: 18 September 1875

Age given at enlistment: 27

Rank: Private

Company: M

Location on 25 June 1876: In valley & hiltop fights



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. 278.  (ii) ‘Men With Custer – Biographies of the 7th Cavalry,’ Edited by Ronald H. Nichols with Daniel I. Bird, CBHMA Inc., 2010, p. 380.

A Printer from Robin Hood Country

  • Enlisted on 18 September 1875 at St Louis, Missouri, by Lt. John Thompson.  Previous occupation given a printer. Assigned to Company M, 7th Cavalry at Fort Abraham Lincoln, Dakota Territory, on 21 October 1875.
  • Frank Stratton had hazel eyes, brown hair, a fair complexion, and was 5′ 5 1/2″ in height.
  • He was in the valley and hilltop fights at the Battle of the Little Big Horn and deserted from Fort Abraham Lincoln on 28 July 1877.
  • His fate is not known to this writer.

Errol Flynn starred as the legendary English hero in the film 'The Adventures of Robin Hood' (1938), three years before he took on the role as George Armstrong Custer in the highly fictionalised film, 'They Died With Their Boots On'.

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