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Born 1884 in Dunedin, the youngest son of Thomas William Whitson. Contracted malaria when he was Chief(Marine) Engineer on the India run for the Union Steamship Company. His father refused him compensation. He had an endless stream of female admirers in his young days, and a walk along the main street with him was impeded by a constant succession of greetings, hat-raising and courtly bows to pretty women, but he didn't get caught by one until quite late in life! A strong swimmer , he saved two lives, one being Henry Peters of Brighton in 1924. He married Gwenyth Caroli Hotop in 1932. They had no children.

Contributed by Ian Johnstone

Monumental Inscription

In Loving Memory of
Isabel Hay
Loved Wife of
T W Whitson
Born London 1848
Died Dunedin 1905
Thomas William
Husband of the Above
Born Haddington
Near Edinburgh 1847
Died Dunedin 1922
Forrestina Muriel
Loved Wife of
Captain J C S
Died August 1933
In Loving Memory of
Lilian M H Whitson
Died January 18th 1949

On separate plaque:-

In Loving Memory of
Geraldine Winifred Wilson
(nee Doorly)
Wife of the Late
Charles Grigor Wilson
Born Dunedin 8th August 1913
Died Dunedin 9th May 1997

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