Herbert Reginald STERNBECK (1900-1944)

9th Infantry Brigade AIF

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Private: 1246 Herbert Reginald STERNBECK. D.C.M.


Born: 29th July 1900. Wollombi, New South Wales, Australia. Birth Cert:27859/1900.

Married: 1925. Ashfield, New South Wales, australia. Marriage Cert:5585/1925.

Wife: Priscilla Havelock Vera Sternbeck. nee: Tiffen. (1899-1968)

Died: 5th October 1944. Mater Hospital, North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Death Cert:26412/1944.


Father: Frederick Sternbeck. (2.9.1871-18.4.1931) Died at Wyong, N.S.W. Death Cert:9898/1931.

Mother: Alia Beatrice Sternbeck. nee: Burgess. (1882-5.3.1914) Died at Dungog, N.S.W. Death Cert:4415/1914.


INFORMATION

Herbert Reginald Sternbeck enlisted with the 35th Battalion AIF on the 6th January 1916

DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL

"for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, in rushing an enemy Machine gun position single handed, killing two gunners and capturing the gun. His prompt and gallant action enabled our men to advance, and also saved a number of lives, as the gun was causing heavy casualties."

Commonwealth Gazette: 20th December 1917. No:219.

Family Information

Herbert was a single 22 year old Farmer from "Glenwilliam" Clarencetown, N.S.W. upon enlistment. Herbert Reginald Sternbeck born 1900 at Wollombi, N.S.W. Birth Cert:27859/1900 and died 1944 at North Sydney, N.S.W. Death Cert:26412/1944. Stephen Reginald Sternbeck born 1903 at Gosford, N.S.W. Birth Cert:30138/1903. Laurel M Sternbeck born 1906 at Singleton, N.S.W. Birth Cert:18340/1906 and died 1910 at Clarence Town, N.S.W. Death Cert:1101/1910. Olive Evelyn Sternbeck born 1908 at Singleton, N.S.W. Birth Cert:40713/1908 and died 1943 at Chatswood, N.S.W> Death Cert:17627/1943. Cecil I Sternbeck Died 1904 at Gosford, N.S.W. Death Cert:1282/1904.

Herbert was a Police Officer after the First World War and is buried at the Glen William Cemetery, N.S.W.

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