File No. 763.72/1740

The Ambassador in Turkey ( Morgenthau ) to the Secretary of State


641. In continuation of my telegram 639 May 3, 10 p. m. Twenty-six British and twenty-four French were this morning placed on board transport for Gallipoli. The only British born in England were William Wickram and Harry Hoar; French, Marcel Arjol and Paul Bocognano. Others of native origin. British average age 23 and French 25½. To secure proper treatment for the party Philip voluntarily accompanied it. Ruhl representing Collier’s Weekly and Suydam of Brooklyn Eagle were permitted to go along.

American Ambassador