George Thomson Cornet (July
15, 1877 – November 22, 1952) was the only Scot in the
Britain and Ireland water polo team
that won gold in the 1908 Summer Olympics and the 1912 Summer
as a back for the Inverness Amateurs team that won the Scottish
Championship in 1909 and reached four other finals; Cornet
represented Scotland a total of
17 times between 1897 and 1912.
also played football and cricket for Inverness teams as well as competing in heavy and track
Cornet was inducted into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame
the 12th of March 2007.
He was first married to Barbara Mackintosh who died in childbirth,
after which he married her sister Isabella Mackintosh with whom he
had a daughter, Ruby.