About Henry Damsgaard Hansen
Mr Henry Damsgaard Hansen
- Age: 21 years
- Last Residence: in Copenhagen Denmark
- Occupation: Manufacturer
- 3rd Class passenger
- First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
- Ticket No. 350029 , £7 17s 1d
- Destination: Racine Wisconsin United States
- Died in the sinking.
- Body recovered by: Mackay-Bennett (No. 69)
- Buried: at Sea on Wednesday 24th April 1912.
Mr Henry Damsgaard Hansen, 21, worked as manager of a draper's shop in Copenhagen, he lived in Lemvig, Jutland, Denmark. Hansen, who was going to visit his brother in the USA, died in the sinking.
Henry's mother Marie Hansen, who lived in Ringkøing but was in Copenhagen at the time, apparently fainted when she saw poster reporting the sinking of the Titanic. She later received £20 in compensation, from the Daily Telegraph Fund and in January 1913 received a further £50 from the Mansion House Fund.
Hansen's body was recovered by the MacKay Bennett (#69):
NO. 69 - MALE - ESTIMATED AGE, 24 - HAIR, LIGHT; CLEAN SHAVEN
CLOTHING - Dark suit; black boots and socks.
EFFECTS - Silver watch, chain and charm; empty purse; cigarette case; pocket book with tickets; money order for $12; bills for $9.00; 10 kroner.
NO MARKS - THIRD CLASS - NAME - HENRY DAMSGAARD HANSEN, Denmark
He was buried at sea 24 April 1912. His belongings were sent back to his mother.
NB. There is speculation that Henry Damsgaard Hansen and Henrik Juul Hansen were the same person, although at present the weight of evidence suggests they were not. References Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996, 1999) Titanic. Prisma, Stockholm. ISBN 91 518 3644 0
Acknowledgements George Behe, USA Klaus Egvang, Denmark Leif Snellman, Finland