Blangy-Tronville 22/04

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Blangy-Tronville 22/04

In April 1918, the offensive known as the Battle of Villers-Bretonneux was partially controlled from the castle of Tronville. Australian troops who launched the attack were stationed in the village along the limestone hills, as photos from the Australian War Memorial illustrate. Many wounded were treated in the village.  Our cemetery preserves the memory of the unfortunate fate of some of them.

A few decades ago, the local Council honoured the dead of 1939-1945, giving their names to the main streets of the village. Today, the village would like to pay tribute to the young men who came in the early twentieth century to fight and sometimes die, miles away from home.
On Sunday 22 April 2018, Blangy-Tronville will remember them and their ideal of freedom.

The village will baptize its school “Arthur Clifford Stribling”, private 2731, who died 25 April 1918 and who is buried in the local cemetery.

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