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Frederick George Stratton
« on: Monday 16 November 20 14:03 GMT (UK) »
I am seeking information on Frederick George Stratton b 1898 Twyford, Hants.
Married Alice Purkiss in 1925. Died Dec 1978.
He had an wooden leg or severe injury to a leg.We are trying to find out how that occurred.
War wound? I found a WW1 private Frederick George Stratton  in the Army Veterinary Corps TT01040 in the National Archives medal card but not 100% it is him. The Army Medical museum do not hold any records. Any suggestions? Thank You David

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Re: Frederick George Stratton
« Reply #1 on: Monday 16 November 20 18:28 GMT (UK) »
Where did the story about his leg come from?  You seem unsure as to whether he had a wooden leg or an injury to his leg.

Have you attempted to find any obituary in a newspaper from when he died to see if there is any mention of that?
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Re: Frederick George Stratton
« Reply #2 on: Monday 16 November 20 22:45 GMT (UK) »
If you look at his death record you will see that he was not born in 1898.

Does he have any surviving family that know more about him?

Frederick George Stratton is a relatively common name, including one born in South Stoneham, possibly in the preceding year.


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Re: Frederick George Stratton
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 17 November 20 01:32 GMT (UK) »
If you look at his death record you will see that he was not born in 1898.

Does he have any surviving family that know more about him?

Frederick George Stratton is a relatively common name, including one born in South Stoneham, possibly in the preceding year.

STRATTON, FREDERICK  GEORGE mmn ELKINS 
GRO Reference: 1897  D Quarter in WINCHESTER  Volume 02C  Page 144

1901: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSXB-8ZX

1911: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWQP-713

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Re: Frederick George Stratton
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 17 November 20 06:45 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for your help, folks. My wife as a girl remembers Frederick walking with a leg that would not bend.She was told that he had a wooden leg.Told not to ask questions such things were not talked about those days. Surviving relations in Australia have no knowledge how it happened.
The birth date in 1897 is the corrrect one

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Re: Frederick George Stratton
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 17 November 20 07:30 GMT (UK) »
If it had happened in the war, as an act of bravery, surely it would have been talked about.  Birth 'defects' are what are hidden, e.g. clubfoot.

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Re: Frederick George Stratton
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 17 November 20 09:24 GMT (UK) »
Frederick appears to have been working at one stage for Twyford School. This prep school is still there. It might be worth contacting them to see if they have any old records of his employment which might just mention a war injury or other information.

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Re: Frederick George Stratton
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 17 November 20 11:00 GMT (UK) »
I found a WW1 private Frederick George Stratton  in the Army Veterinary Corps TT01040 in the National Archives medal card but not 100% it is him.

This man enlisted 16 Apr 1915 and was discharged 30 Apr 1917 under Paragraph 392(xvi) of King's Regulations - discharged as no longer physically fit for active service.  He was awarded the Silver War Badge.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_War_Badge

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Re: Frederick George Stratton
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 17 November 20 11:19 GMT (UK) »
His address was St Alban's, Hertfordshire, so not the right one.

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