John Law Hume
- Category : 1890-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (30,49,52)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sphinx 3
Scottish violinist, one of the eight musicians employed on the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic. After the ship struck an iceberg, they played music, intending to calm the passengers, for as long as they possibly could, and all went down with the ship. All were recognized for their heroism.
John Law Hume (also known as 'Jock') lived with his parents at 42 George Street, Dumfries. He had already played on at least five ships before the Titanic. He was recruited to play on the maiden voyage due to his good reputation as a musician.
He boarded the Titanic on Wednesday 10 April 1912 in Southampton, UK. His ticket number was 250654, the ticket for all the members of Wallace Hartley's orchestra. His cabin was in the second class quarters.
Hume and the other members of Wallace Hartley's orchestra all belonged to the Amalgamated British Musicians Union and were employed by a Liverpool music agency, C.W. and F.N. Black, which supplied musicians for Cunard and the White Star Line.
Hume was 21 years old when he died, unaware that his fiancée, Mary Costin, was pregnant with his child. His body was recovered by the CS Mackay-Bennett, a cable repair ship owned by the Commercial Cable Company, registered in London. He was buried in grave 193 at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on Wednesday 8 May 1912. A memorial was erected for John Law Hume and Thomas Mullin (third class steward) in Dock Park, Dumfries.