Wallace Hartley

Wallace Hartley bio

Birth Name: Wallace Henry Hartley

Occupation: Violinist

Place Of Birth: England

Date Of Birth: June 2, 1878

Date Of Death: April 15, 1912

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: British

Wallace Hartley was born on the 2nd of June, 1878. He was popular for being a Violinist. Remembered as the leader of the band that kept playing on after the RMS Titanic had hit an iceberg, this violinist went down with the “unsinkable” ship.

Wallace Hartley was born in England. After briefly working for the Craven & Union Bank, he performed with the Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bridlington Municipal Orchestra. He later made the fateful decision to become a ship musician on the Cunard and White Star Lines. Legend holds it that the last song that Hartley instructed his eight-piece band to play as the Titanic sank into the North Atlantic was the hymn “Nearer My God to Thee.” The song was also played at his funeral in England.

Wallace Hartley was a Gemini and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Wallace Hartley was born in 1870s.

Wallace Henry Hartley is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Wallace’s education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.


Wallace Hartley’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Wallace Hartley’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Wallace Hartley kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Wallace Hartley was born in the Year of the Tiger.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Wallace Henry Hartley
NICKNAME: Wallace Henry Hartley



Zodiac Sign: Wallace Hartley was a Gemini. People of this zodiac sign like music, books, magazines, chatting, short trips and dislike being alone, repetition and routine. The strengths of this sign are being gentle, affectionate, curious, adaptable, able to learn quickly, while weaknesses can be nervous, inconsistent and indecisive. The greatest overall compatibility with Gemini is Sagittarius and Aquarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Wallace Hartley was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are thought to be brave and independent. They're respected for their deep thoughts and courageous actions, but sometimes show off when accomplishing something.

Ruling Planet: Wallace Hartley had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

Wallace Hartley’s birth sign is Gemini and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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