David Paterson was born on 6 August 1927 at 14 Grieg Crescent, Armadale, County of West Lothian. He was the only known son and most likely the oldest child of Alexander and Maggie Kerr (Riddell) Paterson. His father was a master baker.
Nothing more is known about the life of David Paterson.
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, Extract of an entry from the Register of Births in Scotland (1927 Paterson, David)