Burial register ID: 186
Surname: WHITSON
First name: DOUGLAS
Middle names: MCLEAN
Gender: Male
Age: 66 Years
Cause of death: Unknown
Burial type:
Date of death: 08-Apr-1951
Date of burial: 10-Apr-1951

Block: 194
Plot: 23

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

Bio contributor: Contributed by Ian Johnstone

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.

There are 5 Interments in this grave:

Surname First names Age Date of death Date of burial
WHITSON DOUGLAS MCLEAN 66 Years 08-Apr-1951 10-Apr-1951
WHITSON ISABELLA 57 Years 01-Jul-1905 02-Jul-1905
WHITSON LILLIAN MARY HAY 72 Years 18-Jan-1949 20-Jan-1949
WHITSON THOMAS WILLIAM 75 Years 21-Apr-1922 22-Apr-1922
WILSON GERALDINE WINIFRED 83 Years 09-May-1997 14-May-1997