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Visite du Premier Ministre d'Australie du Sud, le 10 septembre 2017 favori envoyer

Photos : Pascal Dècle

Accueil du Premier Ministre, au Château de Tronville


Le 10 septembre dernier, M. Jay Weatherill, "Premier" d'Australie du Sud, nous faisait l'honneur de nous rendre visite, dans la perspective des commémorations de 2018.

Le lieu est important, puis que ce fut au château que se décida la contre-attaque visant à repousser les Allemands hors de Villers-Bretonneux.

Arrivée de la délégation

M. le Premier Ministre d'Australie du Sud est accueilli par MM. Eric Guéant, maire de Blangy-Tronville, Alain Gest, président d'Amiens-Métropole, Hervé de Septenville, priopriétaire du château et Sylvain Halgand, responsable de l'organisation des commémorations du 22 avril 2018.

Présentation des lieux
Présentation des lieux par M. de Septenville.


Explications par M. de Septenville


Comme en 1918

Receuillement au cimetière de Blangy-Tronville


Dépôt d'une couronne


Dépot d'un bouquet

Tombe d'AC Stribling

... et un accueil très chaleureux à l'école de Blangy-Tronville

Arrivée à l'école

Bain de foule




Amitié Franco-Australiene



Quelques macarons

Les Rouleux

Colonel Clinggan

Les enfants

Revue de presse, en Australie

Sur le site du gouvernement sud-australien


Premier visits local French school to be re-named after South Australian WWI soldier

September 11, 2017

South Australian WWI soldier Arthur Clifford Stribling will be immortalised in France with a local school to be named in his honour.

The school in the small town of Blangy-Tronville in the Somme region will be re-named the Arthur Clifford Stribling School.

Private Stribling didn’t receive any particular military honour, but was chosen because he personifies the typical Australian digger who helped save Blangy-Tronville and the broader Somme region.

Premier Jay Weatherill visited the town on Sunday (Monday SA time), where he laid a wreath at Private Stribling’s grave in Blangy-Tronville. He also visited the school and unveiled a plaque with students.

Private Stribling was born and bred in the small South Australian town of Tarlee, where he was a farmer. He served on the Western Front and died of wounds sustained at VillersBretonneux on Anzac Day, 1918.

The honour will also herald a closer relationship between Tarlee and Blangy-Tronville. The towns are of a similar size - Tarlee has a population of 310, Blangy-Tronville has 552 people.

A group of Tarlee residents, including students from Tarlee Primary School, will visit BlangyTronville next year, where they will present a portrait of Private Stribling by South Australian artist Robert Hannaford.

The State Government is providing a $30,000 grant to help pay for the trip.


Arthur Clifford Stribling was born in Tarlee on 4 February 1890.

He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in July 1916 and was assigned to the 50th Battalion engaged in fighting on the Western Front.

The 50th Battalion was predominantly composed of men from South Australia. In total, 720 men of the Battalion were killed in action and 1,557 were wounded.

Private Stribling died of wounds sustained at Villers-Bretonneux on 25 April 1918, aged 28. He was buried at Blangy-Tronville with 15 other soldiers. He was not married and had no children.

He was part of an Allied force which halted the German advance towards Amiens and recaptured the town of Villers-Bretonneux.

Australian operations in the region were commanded from Tronville Castle, a 17th Century mansion in Blangy-Tronville.

Quotes attributable to Premier Jay Weatherill

This is a touching tribute for Private Stribling and the brave South Australians who fought and died alongside him on the Western Front.

The heroics of Private Stribling and his mates ensured generations of children in Tarlee and Blangy-Tronville could go to school in a peaceful environment.

World War I marked the beginning of a connection between South Australia and France which was born on the battlefield and now extends across a broad cross-section of shared interests.

Private Stribling wasn’t chosen because he is a decorated war hero, he was chosen because he personifies the typical Aussie digger.

Last month, I visited the Australian War Memorial in Canberra and placed a poppy next to Private Stribling’s name on the Roll of Honour.

I also visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, where the inscription reads “He is all of them. And he is one of us.”

To me, that sentiment encapsulates this honour for Private Stribling, who represents all South Australians who fought on the Western Front.




et dans la presse


French primary school to be renamed in honour of young SA digger who perished in battle

By Sarah Hancock

Posted Mon at 8:13am

Black and white photo of an Australian soldier.PHOTO: Private Stribling was chosen because he personifies the typical digger, Jay Weatherill said.(Supplied: Australian War Memorial)

It's an unlikely connection between two small towns on opposite sides of the world: Tarlee in rural South Australia, and Blangy-Tronville in northern France.

But the link is through a little known World War One soldier, Private Arthur Clifford Stribling, and the school that is going to be named in his honour.

"Private Stribling wasn't chosen because he is a decorated war hero," said Premier Jay Weatherill, who recently visited the French town to lay a wreath at the young soldier's grave.

"He was chosen because he personifies the typical Aussie digger."

Arthur Clifford Stribling died in battle in 1918.

He was born in the town of Tarlee in SA's mid north in 1890 and became a farmer before enlisting and fighting on the Western Front.

Private Stribling was just 28 when he died of wounds sustained in battle on Anzac Day in the Somme region in 1918, and was buried at Blangy-Tronville.

Almost a century later the Clare and Gillbert Valleys Council, which covers Tarlee, received a phone call from France: it was someone from Blangy-Tronville looking for the family of Private Stribling.

The headstone of a World War One soldier.PHOTO: Private Stribling is buried in Blangy-Tronville in the Somme. (Supplied: SA Government)

The caller was put in touch with Tarlee farmer John Willis, who is the great-nephew of Private Stribling.

The Blangy-Tronville resident asked the family's permission to rename its local primary school after their relative, and invited the Willis family to France.

Tarlee relatives prepare for French visit

Mr Willis told the ABC that, before the out-of-the-blue phone call, he knew very little about his great uncle.

The local school will be officially re-named Arthur Clifford Stribling School at a ceremony in Blangy-Tronville next April.

Two men in suits pay their respects at war gravesite in FrancePHOTO: Premier Jay Weatherill recently visited the grave. (Supplied: SA Government)

Mr Willis, his wife Lisa and their two sons will travel overseas for the first time to attend the ceremony, along with a number of Tarlee residents and school children from Tarlee Primary School.

The group will also be at Villers-Bretonneux for the Anzac Day dawn service.

Ms Willis said her children have been learning about Private Stribling and World War One history at school in the lead-up to the trip.

"We've never been overseas, none of us. My youngest Caleb — when he heard that we were going to France, that's all he could talk about," she said.

The State Government has provided a $30,000 grant to enable the Tarlee locals to travel to France for the re-naming ceremony.

Mr Weatherill visited the school in France on Sunday and laid a wreath at Private Stribling's grave in Blangy-Tronville.

"The heroics of Private Stribling and his mates ensured generations of children in Tarlee and Blangy-Tronville could go to school in a peaceful environment," he said.

"World War I marked the beginning of a connection between South Australia and France which was born on the battlefield and now extends across a broad cross-section of shared interests."




French school honours SA WWI soldier

  • Australian Associated Press
  • 10:16AM September 11, 2017
  • A South Australian World War I soldier will be immortalised in France with a school in the Somme to be named in his honour.

    The school at Blangy-Tronville, a town of just 550 people, will be re-named the Arthur Clifford Stribling School.

    Premier Jay Weatherill visited the school on Monday to unveil a plaque with students and lay a wreath at Private Stribling's grave.

    "This is a touching tribute for Private Stribling and the brave South Australians who fought and died alongside him on the Western Front," the premier said.

    "He wasn't chosen because he is a decorated war hero, he was chosen because he personifies the typical Aussie digger."

    Private Stribling, a farmer, was born in Tarlee, north of Adelaide, in 1890 and enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in July 1916.

    He fought on the Western Front in the 50th Battalion, a unit predominantly drawn from South Australia.

    He was 28 when he died of wounds at Villers-Bretonneux on April 25, 1918 and was buried at Blangy-Tronville along with 15 other soldiers.










    私人投注被选中,因为他对典型的挖掘者进行了个性化,Jay Weatherill说。



    最近访问法国小镇在年轻士兵坟墓上放置花圈的杰伊·凯西尔(Jay Weatherill)总理说:“私人投注没有被选中,因为他是装饰战争的英雄。


    Arthur Clifford Stribling于1918年在战斗中死亡。





    来电者与Tarlee农民约翰·威利斯(John Willis)保持联系,他是“私人报”的侄子。



    当地学校将于明年四月在Blangy-Tronville举行仪式,正式重新命名为Arthur Clifford Stribling School。



    该组织还将在Villers-Bretonneux进行Anzac Day黎明服务。




    Weatherill先生周日访问了法国的学校,并在Blangy-Tronville的Private Stribling的坟墓上放置了一个花圈。



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