Mr Wenzel Linhart

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© 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.

NO MARKS.

THIRD CLASS.

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.

 

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Gavin Bell, UK

References and Sources

Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])
Coroners Report (Public Archives of Nova Scotia, RG 41, Vols. 75-76)
Record of Bodies and Effects: Passengers and Crew, S.S. Titanic (Public Archives of Nova Scotia)

Link and cite this biography

(2017) Wenzel Linhart Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #984, updated 25th August 2017 08:04:01 AM)
URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-victim/wenzel-linhart.html

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