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George Cornet


1877 - 1952

Olympic champion. Born in Inverness, Cornet was the oldest member of the British water polo team which won gold in the London Olympics of 1908 and successfully defended their title in Stockholm four years later. He represented Scotland 17 times between 1897 and 1912.

He spent his working life with the railway; at first as an officer of the Highland Railway and then, as divisional cashier of their successor company, the London Midland and Scottish Railway.

He died in England.


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