Edgar Adolphe Joseph Sternberg

Didsbury War Memorial, upon which Robert Hargraves Megson, George Ben Sayce, and Edgar Adolphe Sternberg are remembered. Photograph by author

1890 – 16th October 1916. King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment

Edgar Adolphe Joseph Sternberg was a former Manchester FC player who was killed during the First World War. During the fighting Sternberg served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.

Sternberg was from Didsbury, and grew up at Lyndhurst, Palatine Road. He received his education at Charterhouse School and Trinity Hall, Cambridge.

In 1914, Sternberg was said to be “in the East,” but returned and joined the Officer Training Corps at Cambridge. By March the following year he was gazetted, so was deployed to Gallipoli only in October of that year. After the evacuation of the peninsula, he went to Egypt, but was forced home in May 1916 due to illness. Upon recovery, he went to France, where he died in autumn 1916. His younger brother had earlier succumbed on the 1st July that year, in hospital at Boulogne.

Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbie, France. Grave IH26

SOURCES
Manchester Guardian
World Rugby Museum

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