|Birth: ||Jun. 2, 1878, England|
|Death: ||Apr. 15, 1912|
Disaster Victim. He died in the sinking of the "RMS Titanic" on April 14-15, 1912. he gained posthumous fame as the band leader who supposedly had the Titanic's band play "Nearer My God, to Thee" as the ship sank. His body was recovered from the Atlantic by the "SS Mackay-Bennett" and returned for home for burial.
Cause of death: Froze or drowned
"WALLACE HARTLEY- BANDMASTER OF THE R.M.S. TITANIC WHO PERISHED IN THE FOUNDERING OF THE VESSEL- APRIL 15TH 1912. ERECTED BY VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS TO COMMEMORATE THE HEROISM OF A NATIVE OF THIS TOWN.""IN LOVING MEMORY OF WALLACE HARTLEY, THE BELOVED SON OF ALBION AND ELIZABETH HARTLEY, FORMERLY OF COLNE, WHO LOST HIS LIFE IN THE S.S. TITANIC DISASTER OF APRIL 15TH 1912 AGED 33 YEARS AND WAS INTERRED ON MAY 18TH 1912."
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Record added: Jan 03, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 7980
Merry Christmas (early). Enjoy this holiest of seasons with Christ within God's Kingdom. Your music was a blessing at the right time and right place. May it, and you, live forever. Rest in Peace.|
Richard S. Barzelogna
Added: Dec. 13, 2013
Being prone to panic attacks myself, I really appreciate that you knew music helped and acted on that. If I had been there, I would have found great comfort being near you.|
Added: Dec. 11, 2013
Merry Christmas (early). Rest in Peace.|
Added: Dec. 6, 2013
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