852.00/2225: Telegram

The Ambassador in France (Straus) to the Secretary of State

637. Following message by telephone from Barcelona:

“July 24, 9 a.m. Death of Clerk Iturralde confirmed. Body brought to Barcelona by authorities last night. His companion, British subject, also killed at same time. Death of Iturralde deeply felt as he died endeavoring to protect Americans. Served this Consulate faithfully 17 years. Leaves family and four children penniless. Local authorities have expressed concern, sympathy and regret Franklin.”