© Bill Fowler, Canada
Mr Wenzel Linhart is believed to have been born sometime around 1884 in Lhota, Bohemia, now part of the modern-day Czech Republic.
He and his widowed mother Katherina had resettled in Leopoldstadt, Vienna, Austria where he worked as a baker and pastry chef.
Linhart boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third class passenger (ticket number 345775 which cost £9, 10s) but it is not clear where he was travelling to.
Linhart lost his life in the disaster and his body was recovered by the cable ship MacKay Bennett (#298) and buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia on 8 May 1912 .
NO. 298. - MALE. - ESTIMATED AGE, 32. HAIR, BROWN, LIGHT MOUSTACHE.
CLOTHING - Grey suit; white shirt with large red and blue stripes.
EFFECTS - Pocketbook; purse; 220 kronor and other bills and coins.
NAME - WENZEL LINHART.
Linhart's mother assumed he had joined Titanic as a steward and as such applied for compensation under the Workers Compensation Act. The London consul confirmed that Linhart was travelling as a passenger and therefore his mother was not entitled to recompense although a settlement was finally achieved and she was awarded the equivalent of $350.