Wathan E. Cornett

Company C 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 12/02/1944

 

 

Wathan E. Cornett was born in Laurel County, Kentucky on May 25, 1914. He was drafted into the Army
on May 17, 1944 at Fort Thomas, Newport, Kentucky. His home of residence was listed
as Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and his civilian occupation was listed as Farm Hands, General Farms.
He had completed four years of High School and was married. His religion was listed as Protestant.

Private Cornett was killed in action in Germany during the Battle of the Hürtgen Forest,
on December 2, 1944.

 

 

Wathan E. Cornett was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Henri-Chapelle Cemetery, Eupen, Belgium and some time later
his remains were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in Kentucky.

Burial:

A. R. Dyche Memorial Park
London, Laurel County, Kentucky

 

The grave of Wathan E. Cornett

Photo by Hank Cox from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

Grave marker for Wathan E. Cornett

Photo from Billion Graves website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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