Mr Henry Damsgaard Hansen

Mr Henry Damsgaard Hansen, 21, worked as manager of a draper's shop in Copenhagen, he lived in Lemvig, Jutland, Denmark. Hansen, who was going to visit his brother in the USA, died in the sinking.

Henry's mother Marie Hansen, who lived in Ringkøing but was in Copenhagen at the time, apparently fainted when she saw poster reporting the sinking of the Titanic. She later received £20 in compensation, from the Daily Telegraph Fund and in January 1913 received a further £50 from the Mansion House Fund.

Hansen's body was recovered by the MacKay Bennett (#69):

NO. 69 - MALE - ESTIMATED AGE, 24 - HAIR, LIGHT; CLEAN SHAVEN

CLOTHING - Dark suit; black boots and socks.

EFFECTS - Silver watch, chain and charm; empty purse; cigarette case; pocket book with tickets; money order for $12; bills for $9.00; 10 kroner.

NO MARKS - THIRD CLASS - NAME - HENRY DAMSGAARD HANSEN, Denmark

He was buried at sea 24 April 1912. His belongings were sent back to his mother.

Credits
George Behe, USA
Klaus Egvang, Denmark
Leif Snellman, Finland

Notes
There is speculation that Henry Damsgaard Hansen and Henrik Juul Hansen were the same person, although at present the weight of evidence suggests they were not.
References and Sources
Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996, 1999) Titanic. Prisma, Stockholm. ISBN 91 518 3644 0

Articles and Stories

MRS HANSEN STILL IN BED

Unidentified Newspaper  (1912) 

MRS HANSEN STILL IN BED

 
MRS. HANSON IS HOME

Kenosha Telegraph-Courier 

MRS. HANSON IS HOME

 
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