At some point he was transferred to the British forces and was Gazetted (19th April 1918), being given a ‘field’ promotion from Lance Corporal to 2nd Lieutenant in the Inland Water Transport section of the Royal Engineers. He received British and Victory medals and ‘Star’ from the Canadians.
In Autumn 1918 he was married in Wales at the Parish Church in Chepstow to Rosina Marie Lanfere, daughter of a farmer whilst stationed with the Royal Engineers at the Cherry Orchard Camp in Chepstow.
Before discharge his pay was subsequently addressed to Mrs B.M. Gahagan, Pandora, Victoria via the Bank of Montreal. Later after he was repatriated to Canada money issues are the last we hear of him. He sounded desperate stating he needed his final army pay gratuity as he was ‘up against it’.