Henry Huie

Bank: The Royal Bank of Scotland
Place of work: Edinburgh Newington branch
Died: 11 August 1918


Henry William Richard Huie was born in 1893, the only son of Henry Packitt Huie, a distiller and wine merchant, and his wife Rebecca Nellie Reid Huie. He was educated in Edinburgh, initially at Viewpark School, where he was one of its highest ranking students, and later at George Watson's College.


In December 1909, when he was 16 years old, Huie went to work for the Royal Bank of Scotland as an apprentice at its Leith branch. He transferred to Edinburgh Castle Street branch in November 1913, and to Edinburgh Newington branch in October 1914.


In November 1914 Huie joined the army. He was commissioned into the Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) four months later, and by 1918 held the rank of Lieutenant. He died during the storming of the village of Parvillers in Picardy, France, on 11 August 1918. He was 24 years old.


Henry Huie is commemorated on a bank war memorial at 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

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