Mr Wallace Henry Hartley
|Name: Mr Wallace Henry Hartley
Born: Sunday 2nd June 1878
Age: 33 years
Last Residence: in Dewsbury England
2nd Class Passengers
First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 250654
Cabin No.: E
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912).
Body recovered by: Mackay-Bennett (No. 224)
Buried: Colne Lancashire England
Mr Wallace Henry Hartley, 33, was the son of Albion and Elizabeth Hartley of Colne, Lancashire. But at the time of his death his home was Surreyside, West-Park street, Dewsbury, England. He had led orchestras in Harrogate and Bridlington and was a member of the Savage Club in Leeds.
Hartley, a violinist, worked on the Cunard Liner Mauretania before leaving to become bandmaster on the Titanic. He had a fiancé in Boston Spa, near Wetherby in Yorkshire and spent time with her in that village the week before boarding the Titanic.
After the collision Hartley led the orchestra in playing ragtime tunes.
His body was recovered as #224 on May 4th 1912 the body was transferred from Halifax to Boston for its return to Liverpool on-board the Arabic where it arrived on May 12th. From liverpool the body was taken by hearse to Hartleys boyhood hometown of Colne, Lancashire. The funeral was held at the Bethel Independent Methodist church where hartley had been a choirboy.
NO.224 - MALE - ESTIMATED AGE, 25 - HAIR, BROWN
CLOTHING - Uniform (green facing); brown overcoat; black boots; green socks.
EFFECTS - Gold fountain pen, "W.H.H."; diamond solitaire ring; silver cigarette case; letters; silver match box, marked "W.H.H., from Collingson's staff. Leeds"; telegram to Hotley, Bandmaster "Titanic"; nickel watch; gold chain; gold cigar holder; stud; scissors; 16s; 16 cents; coins.
BANDMASTER WALLACE H. HOTLEY
Travelling Companions (on same ticket)
Mr W. Theodore Ronald Brailey
Mr Roger Marie Bricoux
Mr John Frederick Preston Clarke
Mr John Law Hume
Mr Georges Alexandre Krins
Mr Percy Cornelius Taylor
Mr John Wesley Woodward
References and Sources
White Star Line (1912.) Record of Bodies and Effects (Passengers and Crew S.S. "Titanic") Recovered by Cable Steamer "MacKay Bennett" Including Bodies Buried at Sea and Bodies Delivered at Morgue in Halifax, N.S. Public Archives of Nova Scotia, Halifax, N.S., Manuscript Group 100, Vol. 229, No. 3d, Accession 1976-191, 76 pp., unpaged. (#224)
Daily Sketch, April 20, 1912
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