He joined the 59 Bn Canadian Expedionary Force, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 2/4/1915, transferred to 410316 38 Battalion, C.E.F., on 10/6/1915 during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda. Landed in France with the 38 Bn on 13/8/1916. Wounded on 9 or 11/4/1917 and invalided to England on 12/4/1917, then sent to Hathersage Red Cross Auxiliary Hospital, where he met Elizabeth Smith (see below). They were married on 10/12/1919. b1882 Cornwall, Ontario, Canada, to Edward and Mary Iles. At the time of his enlistment in 1915 his trade was a machine operator.