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George Rainsford F. CORNISH Edit Profile

inventor , major , United States Army

George Rainsford F. CORNISH, Major, Infantry, United States Army b. July 8, 1890, Graniteville, South Carolina. Member of Kappa Alpha; Masons; Society of First Division.


CORNISH, George Rainsford F. Son of Andrew E. and Sarah C. (Fairbanks) Cornish.


Private Schools, Charleston, South Carolina; Charleston H.S.; Porter Military Academy., 1905; University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, 1905-1907; Wofford College, 1909-1911; Spartanburg, South Carolina, Bachelor of Arts; Infantry. School Co. Officers Course and Advanced Course; Command and General" Staff School, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.


C. Third Lieutenant, 1911, Second Lieutenant, 1913, First Lieutenant, 1916, Phil. Constab.; Second Lieutenant, First Lieutenant, 1916, Captain, 1917, Major (Emergency), Infantry 1919-1920, Major, Infantry Regular Army, since 1928. Served, Province of Samar, Philippine Islands, 1911-1916.

Participated as Lieutenant, Captain, Major, 26th Infantry, First Division in Europe in Sommervillier Sector, Ansauville Sector, Cantigny Operation (Noyon-Montdidier) Defensive, Saizerais Sector, St. Mihiel Offensive, Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Coblentz Bridgehead. Professor, Military Science and Tactics, Wofford College, 1920-1924. Executive Officer, Plans and Training Officer, Battalion Commander, 8th Infantry, Fort Moultrie, South Carolina.


  • Member of Kappa Alpha. Masons; Society of First Division.


Spouse Helen D. Whaley, December 20, 1916, Charleston, S.