Arthur Clifford (Cliff) STRIBLING

STRIBLING, Arthur Clifford

Service Number: 2731
Enlisted: 19 July 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Tarlee, South Australia, Australia , 4 February 1890
Home Town: Tarlee, Clare and Gilbert Valleys, South Australia
Schooling: Stockport Public School , South Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of wounds, Villers-Bretonneux, France, 25 April 1918, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Blangy-Tronville Communal Cemetery
Plot 22
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide The 50th Battalion Commemorative Cross, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Stockport Soldiers' Memorial Arch , Tarlee & District Roll of Honor WW1, Tarlee War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

19 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 50th Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, South Australia
23 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2731, 50th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '19' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Port Melbourne embarkation_ship_number: A16 public_note: ''
23 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, 2731, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Melbourne, Adelaide
24 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2731, 50th Infantry Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux

City of Blangy-Tronville


sorry for my poor english, but I'm french (nobdy is perfect).

I'm deputy-mayor of Blangy-Tronville, in north of France. Cliff is buried in our village cemetery. Next 22nd april 2018, we will give the name of A.C. Stribling to our school.
Some relatives of Cliff will present and kids from Tarlee's school. We invited His Excellency Ambassador of Australia in France to be present. He accepted.
22nd april 2018 will be a very special days for our community. We have many projects for this.

You can find more details:

One point of our program is a little book for kids and adults, with many drawings inspired by the life of Cliff. This is not a biography because it can be the life (and death) of all these guys died for freedom in France.

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...2731 Private Arthur Clifford Stribling, 50th Battalion. A farmer from Tarlee, South Australia, prior to enlistment, he embarked with the 6th Reinforcements from Adelaide on 23 October 1916 aboard HMAT Port Melbourne (A16) for Devonport, England. He was hospitalised with illness for eight weeks and did not join his battalion on the Western Front near Ploegsteert, Belgium until mid-July 1917. He was hospitalised with a foot injury for eight weeks from January to March 1918 and rejoined his battalion near Arras in late March 1918. Pte Stribling was wounded in action near Villers-Bretonneux on 25 April 1918 and died of these wounds later that day. He was aged 28 years." - SOURCE (


Biography contributed by Stan Woods

It was announced in September 2017 that the school in Blangy Tronville was to be renamed in honour of Arthur Clifford (Cliff) Stribling, a South Australian soldier interred, with fifteen other Australians, in the cemetery at Blangy-Tronville. He was chosen not for any particular deed or feat of arms, but because he represents so many Australians who fought to defend France, and also because he received his fatal injuries near Blangy-Tronville on Anzac Day, 1918.