Wathan E. Cornett
Company C 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Wathan E. Cornett was born in
Laurel County, Kentucky on May 25, 1914. He was drafted into the
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.
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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