Tarlee remembers

TARLEE Primary School students and staff joined local residents at the annual Remembrance Day service in Tarlee last week.
Held at the Tarlee war memorial, the occasion had more significance than usual, as over the past 12 months, residents of Blangy-Tronville in France have asked family members of local soldier Arthur Clifford Stribling for permission to name their elementary school after him.
Clifford, as he was known by his family, enlisted from Tarlee in World War One and died as a result of injuries he received on a nearby battleground in France.
Many descendants of the Stribling family have agreed to the request, which is planned to happen on the centenary of the World War One armistice in 2018.
Family members from Australia have an open invitation to attend the occasion.
These family members have had regular contact with the people of Blangy-Tronville, but have yet to ascertain how they came to pick Clifford out of the thousands killed in the area during that war.

John Tayler

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