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David Whitton Hutton Paterson

M, #6519, b. 7 May 1915, d. 29 May 1989
Last Edited: 7 Aug 2022
David W H Paterson, Joan F Vernnon engagement
David Whitton Hutton Paterson early 1920s
David Paterson (left) and his son David Whitton Hutton Paterson c1935
The day WWII ended - 7 May 1945, Wedding, David WH Paterson & Joan Vernon, Harrow Middlesex
Black and white study of an engineer taken on his way home from work - taken by David WH Paterson during the time he owned and ran Pritchards the photographers in Lochee.
Aberfeldy 1960 (L-R) David WH Paterson, Carol P Paterson (aged 12), Joan (Vernon) Paterson, Elizabeth Moonie (Whitton) Paterson


Father*: David Paterson electrical engineer b. 27 Jun 1890, d. 10 Sep 1943
Mother*: Elizabeth Moonie Whitton b. 9 Feb 1892, d. 28 Sep 1963
2nd cousin 2 times removed of Robert Carson 'the Computer Doctor'
  • Birth*: David Whitton Hutton Paterson was born on 7 May 1915 at 18 South Road, Lochee, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; the day the Lusitania sank.1
  • He was the son of David Paterson electrical engineer and Elizabeth Moonie Whitton.
  • (Groom) Marriage*: David Whitton Hutton Paterson married Joan Frances Vernon on 7 May 1945 at Harrow, Middlesex, England, .1
  • (Deceased) Death*: David Whitton Hutton Paterson died on 29 May 1989 at Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, , at age 74.1
  • Occupation: David was Electrical Engineer.2
  • (Witness) Photograph: He is in this photograph taken say 1925 along with David Paterson electrical engineer, Elizabeth Moonie Whitton, Anne Runciman Paterson, Robert Sinclair Paterson and Mary Maiden Paterson.3
    Paterson family L-R Elizabeth Moonie (Whitton) Paterson, Mary Maiden Paterson, David Paterson, Robert Sinclair Paterson, David Whitton Hutton Paterson, Anne Runciman Paterson
  • Passenger List*: David Whitton Hutton Paterson was found on the passenger list of and with Joan Frances Vernon on 4 December 1956 at Liverpool, England, , departed Bombay, India; arrived Liverpool England.4
    Passenger list 1956
    Passenger list 1956
    Circassia (III); The motor vessel Circassia, the third Anchor liner with that name, was launched at Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering, Glasgow, in June 1937. Her maiden voyage, in October of that year, was from Glasgow to Bombay, the route Circassia served for her entire commercial career.
    During World War II, she was converted into an armed merchant cruiser in 1940, then into a troopship in 1942, and finally into an infantry landing ship in 1943. Circassia returned to Anchor's Bombay service in August 1947, and on 13 January 1966 made Anchor's last passenger sailing on that route. She was broken up later that year. Circassia was the sister of Cilicia and Caledonia (V). Sources: Haws' Merchant Fleets; Kludas' Great Passenger Ships of the World. via http://www.greatships.net/ [Feb 2011]
  • (Witness) Memorial Inscription: David Whitton Hutton Paterson is commemorated on the headstone erected by David Harris Whitton in 1913 at Balgay Cemetery, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, . Inscription reads Frontface: Erected by David Whitton and his wife Catherine Johnston in loving memory of their son David who died 5th November 1913 in his 29th year, also Willie who died in infancy, the above Catherine Johnston who died 21st Janaury 1935 aged 75 years, David Whitton the above named who died 19th December 1943 aged 84 years, also their daughters Elizabeth Moonie Paterson who died 28th September 1963 aged 71 years, and Mary Johnston Maiden who died 27th March 1976 aged 96 years.
    On the plinth: David W H Paterson who died 29th May 1989 in his 75th year, elder son of the above Elizabeth M Paterson, dear husband of Joan Vernon who died 4th August 2001.
    Brass plaque below: In memory of the above Joan Frances Vernon 12/2/26-4/8/01 Much loved mother of David and Carol.
    Sideface: Also in memory of their daughter Robina M Whitton McBride who died 2nd November 1926 aged 38 years, and their grand-daughter Catherine Johnston Maiden who died 8th July 1927 aged 22 years, also her brother James Maiden who died 5th May 1956 aged 48 years, also their grandson Robert Paterson died 18th July 1991.5
    Dundee Balgay Cemetery - David Whitton & Catherine Johnston
    Dundee Balgay Cemetery - David Whitton & Catherine Johnston
    Dundee Balgay Cemetery - David Whitton & Catherine Johnston
    Dundee Balgay Cemetery - David Whitton & Catherine Johnston

Census & Directory Entries

Principal23 October 1963David Whitton Hutton Paterson registered the ownership of a vehicle on 23 October 1963 Blue 1594 Vauxhall A 40, PYJ 129, David Paterson, 91 Ancrum Drive, Dundee at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .6

Military Service

  • Military Service*: David Whitton Hutton Paterson served with the Royal Engineers between 1939 and 1945 Royal Engineers.7


  • Note for Web*: David Whitton Hutton Paterson to India in 1935.8


  1. [S6] From CPT [Sept 2009].
  2. [S6] From CPT [Aug 2010].
  3. [S40] From CPT [Jan 2011].
  4. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Class: BT26; Piece: 1371; Item: 5 Source Information: Ancestry.com. UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008. Original data: Board of Trade: Commercial and Statistical Department and successors: Inwards Passenger Lists. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA). Series BT26, 1,472 pieces. [Aug 2010]
  5. [S21] Headstone Photograph; , CPT Sept 2009.
  6. [S49] Website Web Site online (www.) http://www.fdca.org.uk/FDCATransport1.html [Nov 2011].
  7. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) UK, British Army Lists, 1882-1962
    Ancestry.com. UK, British Army Lists, 1882-1962 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
    Original data: The Official Army List. The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey, England. [Jun 2020]
  8. [S40] CPT via email [Jun 2020].