Pop was awarded the Military Cross “on the occasion of the King's birthday”, June 4, 1917. The award was announced in The London Gazette #30111. Pop did not tell his wife that he had been awarded the Military Cross. When she found out from someone else she was very annoyed.

The London Gazette #31448 reports that Pop was “mentioned in despatches” on July 11, 1919. Senior officers ended the war with long despatches thanking their staff. Pop was probably mentioned in one of these.

An instance of Pop's work appears in the service record of William Howard. On July 22, 1917, Pop presided over an enquiry into Howard's death.

Pop's service record also lists the following items:

  • December 21, 1917: Appointed staff captain 10th infantry brigade.
  • May 3, 1918: Struck off strength Occupation Military Force of Canada (East of Rhine). Embarked on His Majesty's Transport Royal George from Liverpool.
  • May 14, 1918: Disembarked in Halifax.
  • Last service: Occupational Group 19. Dispersal Area E. 38th Battalion East of Rhine.

The day Pop arrived back in Quebec City, his former boss at the law firm where he had worked prior to enlisting told him that he could have his old job back but only if he started work the very next day. Annoyed by this apparent lack of respect for his ordeal in the war, Pop nevertheless went back to work. Later he realized that his boss had had his best interests at heart. Returning soldiers adjusted best to civilian life if they started work right away.