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Wallace Hartley
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. 
 
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 Parents:
  Albion Henry Hartley (1851 - 1934)
  Elizabeth G. Foulds Hartley (1849 - 1927)

Cause of death: Froze or drowned 
Inscription:
"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."
 
Burial:
Colne Cemetery
Colne
Pendle Borough
Lancashire, England
 
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Record added: Jan 03, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 7980
Wallace Hartley
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Wallace Hartley
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Wallace Hartley
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- Christina
 Added: Jul. 14, 2014
God bless you and thank you for your outstanding entertainment. Rest in Peace.
- Rick
 Added: Jul. 10, 2014
God bless you throughout the Summer, the season of life at its fullest. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Jun. 26, 2014
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