Rupert Oswald Sternberg


For details of Rupert’s parents, please see notes on his older brother, Edgar Sternberg.


Rupert was born in Chorlton on 19 June 1893, the second of 3 sons. He attended Charterhouse School in Godalming from 1906 to 1911. He gained a place at Clare College, Cambridge, to study medicine. He joined the Royal Engineers (Signals) in September 1914 and worked as a dispatch rider in France. He remained on the Western Front until July 1915 when he was withdrawn to Britain on obtaining his commission. He returned to the front in December 1915, serving with the 83rd Battery of the Royal Field Artillery as second lieutenant. He was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1 July 1916. He was buried at the Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, reference II. A. 38.