The funeral of Mr Wallace Hartley, the bandmaster of the Titanic, took place on Saturday at Colne Cemetery. Thousands of visitors from all parts of the surrounding country were present. The funeral was attended by the Mayor and members of the Town Council and by Mr Black, the musical director of the White Star Company. The procession from Bethel Church to the cemetery was headed by several bands. At the graveside the choir sang Nearer My God to Thee. Sir W.P.Hartley, who is a native of Colne, has promised to contribute a sum equal to 10 per cent of the total amount subscribed towards the town’s memorial to the bandmaster.
Stanley C. Jenkins