In April 1918, the Battle of Villers-Bretonneux was in part commanded from the Château de Tronville. Australian troops who took part in this battle were billeted in Blangy-Tronville, along the chalk banks. Many of the wounded men were treated in the village and some of the more unfortunate are buried in the village cemetery.
On Sunday 22 April 2018, the people of Blangy-Tronville will remember these men who fought and died for our freedom.
The school will be named after Arthur Clifford, an Australian private who died in 1918 and is buried in the village cemetery.
(Times to be confirmed)
We will pay our respects to the men of the Commonwealth who lie in our village cemetery
Parade to the school with music by the Samarobriva Pipes and Drums
Renaming of the school in the presence of His Excellency the Ambassador of Australia and the family of Arthur Clifford Stribling
Inauguration of a photography exhibition about the Australian soldiers at Blangy, in 1918
Music by Dixieland Combo Jazz
Recital in Blangy-Tronville Church by the Franco-German choir called "Choeur des Candides"
Exhibition of paintings by Daniel Quièvreux,
Presentation of the replica of the Red Baron’s plane
Exhibition of the Aces of the Great War
Presentation of the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)