He was the son of Albion HartleyHartley was the leader of the band that played "until the end" as the Titanic sank. It is said that their music, or simply the fact that "the band played on" helped keep passengers calm as lifeboats were loaded, saving countless lives. He and the other members of the band went down with the ship. His body was later recovered floating in the open ocean. He was given a hero's burial in Lancashire, England at Keighley Road Cemetery. Findagrave.com lists his burial location as "Colne Cemetery" in Colne
His violin was also recovered and sent to his fiance, Maria Robinson. It was later sold at action for 1.5 million dollars.
Last residence listed as Surrey side, West Park St, Dewsbury, England
Will was filed 21 May 1912 Wakefield RegistryAlbion Hartley listed as insurance superintendent, effects L656 17s 4d