This is incredible. I confess that up to now I had never heard of Harold Arthur Sanderson. But obviously, he was a passenger from Belfast to Southampton in his capacity as a VP of International Mercantile Marine. Could he have been performing a similar supervisory function for IMM just like the Guarantee Group for H&W?Harold Sanderson was there, too.
Either way, it then looks like Wykoff van der Hoef had some company for a chat over cigars and drinks. They were in the same "Upper class middle aged men" group and would have been socially compatible.
But unlike WvdH, Sanderson left the Titanic in Southampton and did not return for the maiden voyage.
But one thing I don't understand. On Sanderson's ET bio it says that he was the sole passenger from Belfast to Southampton, which cannot be right if WvdH was also there. On Wykoff van der Hoef's ET bio it says the same thing but that he was the sole paying passenger. Could that mean that as VP of IMM, Sanderson did not have to pay for his passage?