John Barry Whitton1866 - 1956 (89 years)
Name John Barry Whitton Born 15 Oct 1866 Dundee 1st Div Gender Male Died 6 Oct 1956 Ravensbourne Nursing Home, Newcastle on Tyne buried Brechin 13-10-1956 Person ID I1981 Whitton Last Modified 16 Oct 2019
Father John Whitton, b. 1830, d. 5 Dec 1878, Mill Cottage, Dunblane, Perth (Age 48 years) Relationship natural Mother Elizabeth Graham, b. 1834, Arbroath , d. 1875, South Shields, Durham (Age 41 years) Relationship natural Married 28 Oct 1853 Dundee Family ID F1300 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Christina Guthrie, b. 1861, Brechin , d. 12 May 1951, Eastbourne (Age 90 years) Married 1914 Hampstead, London Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 Family ID F1302 Group Sheet | Family Chart
at 1871 census at South Shields, Durham
Name: John Barry Whitton
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1867
Port of Departure: London
Port of Arrival: Sydney, New South Wales
Voyage Arrival Date: 12 Feb 1882
Vessel Name: Cochrina
Origin Location: British an Apprentice
16-5-1885 Second Mates certificate issued at Hull
3-6-1880 First Mates Certificate issued at Glasgow
25-3-1882 Masters Certificate issued London
Captian John Barr Whitton , Marine Superintendant of the Union Castle line at Southampton retired on the 15th October 1929
He began his career with the firm Barnes Guthrie and Co of Cardiff.
He was associated with the old Castle Line since 1892
He commanded many of that companies lines including the Goorkha, Guildford Castle and Garth hospital ships.
In 1918 The Hospital Ship Goorka was mined with nearly 400 wounded troops on board but they were all got safely ashore. During the War his ship was stopped by a German submarine the commander of which after searching the vessel wished Captain Whitton bon Voyage and shook him by the hand.
Residence St Margarets Hotel, Osborne Road, Newcastle. when wife died in 1951 and at his own death in 1956.