Born Duntocher, Dumbartonshire, Scotland 1889 Died Wellington 29 Dec 1950
Came to NZ with family in 1897
HS/HP, Dunedin Hospital
Went to England for postgraduate studies. Joined RAMC 1914, and served in France
In 1918, still with the RAMC, he was posted to India.
Honorary Visiting Surgeon, Wellington Hospital 1924 - 1940
Visiting Surgeon, Wellington Hospital 1940 - 1949
Major interest and expertise in colorectal surgery
Upon his retirement, the David Whyte prize in Clinical Surgery for final year medical students, was established in his honour.
Obituary: NZMJ 1951 50:63
photograph courtesy J O Mercer collection