Mr Husein Sivić

Mr Husein Sivić, 40, a 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 ticket from the agent: Viktor Klaus-Wildi, Buchs for 293 Swiss francs (ticket number 349251, £7 17s 11d).

He travelled with three other Bosnians from the same area.

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

His widow and three children received a grant of £100 from the Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund (Number P267)

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


  1. Sometimes listed as "Husen Sivic".
  2. Hometown sometimes given as Batic, Bosnia.

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  1. Indy said:

    He was actually from BADIC, village close to city of Bosanska Krupa, Bosnia and Hercegovina and he was my great uncle. My mum was always telling us this story and nobody believed her until the digital age.His mother named one of the newborn babies as Husein Sivic so he was not forgotten in his family. Thanks for civilly keeping these records (all of valuable records of this sort are virtually destroyed on Balkans after/during every war happening there) and proving his adventurous nature and existence . R.I.P. dear uncle!

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Günter Bäbler, Switzerland
Hermann Söldner, Germany
Brian Ticehurst, UK

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. White Star Line 1912, Board of Trade 1912 (PRO London, BT 100/260).
Search archive British and Irish newspapers online

Link and cite this biography

Encyclopedia Titanica (2016) Husein Sivić (ref: #1216, last updated: 3rd February 2016, accessed 30th September 2020 21:07:57 PM)