France honours Tarlee soldier

A TARLEE man who died while serving in the 50th Australian Infantry Battalion during World War I will be honoured in France as part of WWI centenary commemorations.
Private Arthur ‘Clifford’ Stribling died as a result of injuries received while on the Western Front near to Blangy-Tronville, France, on April 25, 1918.
Nearly 100 years on and a committee in Blangy-Tronville has plans to rename its local elementary school, the “Arthur Stribling School” at a ceremony to be held on April 22, 2018. 
The renaming will commemorate the centenary of the war, as well as the memory of the huge number of Australians who fought and lost their lives in that area of the conflict.
With the help of the Clare History Centre, here in SA, the committee has been able to track down Stribling’s living relatives, who remain in Tarlee, to ask their permission on the renaming and to also invite them to the ceremony.
While Stribling was buried in a French cemetery, his name appears on the Tarlee war memorial statue.
Stribling Road, in Stockport, is believed to be named after Stribling’s cousin D. L. (Laurie) Stribling, who was a councillor and chairman of the District Council of Riverton for many years, however many of the Stribling relatives lived close to this road.

Ellouise Crawford


Ellouise Crawford joined The Bunyip in April, 2010, while completing a Bachelor of Journalism at the University of South Australia. Ellouise wrote The Bunyip’s Playford Times before joining the editorial team full-time in late-2011. She now covers the Light Regional Council region and enjoys writing about Gawler’s strong heritage, as well as its many passionate and inspirational residents. Ellouise grew up in Gawler and now lives in Wasleys with her family.

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