Henry Whitley

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Henry Charles Whitley CVO was a Church of Scotland minister[1] and an author.[2]

He was born on 20 March 1906 and educated at George Heriot's School and the University of Edinburgh.[3] He was Minister of Newark Parish Church (in Port Glasgow), Old Patrick Parish Church[citation needed] and the High Kirk of Edinburgh; and a World War II chaplain with the Seaforth Highlanders. He was Dean of the Thistle [4] from 1969[5] to 1974 and died on 8 May 1976.[6] He is buried in Southwick Kirkyard in Dumfriesshire.[7]

Religious titles
Preceded by
Charles Laing Warr
Dean of the Thistle
1969 –1974
Succeeded by
John McIntyre


  1. ^ London Gazette
  2. ^ Amongst others he wrote “Blinded Eagle-An Introduction to the Life and Teaching of Edward Irving”, 1954; “A Pictorial Guide to St Giles’ Cathedral”, 1959; “Laughter in Heaven”, 1962 > British Library website accessed 19:18 GMT 6 July 2009
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 9780199540877
  4. ^ London Gazette
  5. ^ The Times, Thursday, 17 Jul 1969; pg. 12; Issue 57614; col F New Scottish Deans
  6. ^ Very Rev Dr H. C. Whitley Scottish Churchman The Times Tuesday, 11 May 1976; pg. 16; Issue 59701; col F
  7. ^ Southwick Kirkyard