Arthur Clifford (Cliff) STRIBLING

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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, 4 February 1890
Home Town: Tarlee, Clare and Gilbert Valleys, South Australia
Schooling: Stockport Public School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of wounds, Villers-Bretonneux, France, 25 April 1918, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Blangy-Tronville Communal Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide M04d The 50th Battalion Commemorative Cross, Adelaide National War Memorial (South Australia), Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Stockport Memorial Arch*, Tarlee 'Digger' Memorial*, Tarlee HB1 Tarlee Hall*
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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, SN 2731, 50th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
23 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2731, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Melbourne, Adelaide
24 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2731, 50th Infantry Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux

City of Blangy-Tronville

Bonjour,

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: http://www.ville-blangy-tronville.fr/general/html/Australia_2018.php

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 (www.awm.gov.au)

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