Encyclopedia Titanica

John Wesley Woodward

Oxford Illustrated

    Hide Ads
MR WOODWARD was the youngest son of Mrs Woodward of Headington, and a brother of Mr. T. W. Woodward, the well-known tenor singer of Magdalen College Choir, living in Oakthorpe Road, Oxford. Mr. Wesley Woodward left Oxford about a fortnight ago to join the Titanic as a member of the ship's orchestra. He had previously made several journeys across the Atlantic, and three across the Mediterranean, so that he was quite a seasoned sailor. He was on board the Olympic, sister ship to the Titanic, when she collided with HMS Hawke, and had a narrow escape of losing his life, for he was in the cabin with three colleagues just where the Hawke struck, and it was only with the greatest difficulty that a rescue was accomplished. He was well-known as a ''Cello player'', having appeared in several solos and string quartets, notably with the Misses Price and Mr. H. M. Dowson. A few years ago he left Oxford to take up a position in the Duke of Devonshire's band at Eastbourne. When that enterprise fell through some three years ago Mr. Woodward became attached to the White Star Company's liners, and has been with them ever since. he was recognised as one of their most able musicians, and was exceedingly popular with everyone with whom he came into contact. He was 32 years of age, unmarried, and devoted to his mother who lives at The Firs, Windmill Road, Headington. Oxfordshire. UK.

Related Biographies

John Wesley Woodward


Brian J. Ticehurst, UK

Find Related Items



Encyclopedia Titanica (2005) John Wesley Woodward (Oxford Illustrated, Wednesday 24th April 1912, ref: #4317, published 7 January 2005, generated 22nd January 2022 09:15:27 AM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/john-wesley-woodward.html