Ćerim Balikić

Mr Ćerim Balikić,1 26, a married labourer from Krupa, Bosnia (Austria Hungary), boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third-class passenger.

To reach his destination of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, he bought his third-class ticket from the agent: Viktor Klaus-Wildi, Buchs for 293 Swiss francs (Ticket No. 349248, £7 17s 11d).

He travelled with three other Bosnians from the same area.

Balikić died in the sinking, his body, if recovered, was never identified.

His father Mujo Boltić in Bosne-Krupe received £60 from the Titanic relief fund.

On the 100th anniversary of the sinking, a memorial to the four Bosnians that died in the sinking was erected in Bosanska Krupa.

Notes

  1. Some lists give his name as "Kerim Balkic", according the Austrian lists his name was Cerim Boltić.
  2. Hometown sometimes given as Batic, Bosnia.

References and Sources

Günter Bäbler (1998) Reise auf der Titanic. Chronos, Zürich
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279]) Marriages, births, deaths and injuries that have occurred on board during the voyage (PRO London, BT 100/259-260)
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