Birth Certificate from Somerset House at time of employment lists d.o.b. as 1906.
Philip was the first one in the family to come to Canada. At age 16, Philip was employed as a saloon boy by the Union-Castle Mail & Steamship Co. in England, traveling to all Ports of call in South and East Africa.
In 1924, he left England and emigrated to Canada, landing at Quebec, on his way to Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he met his brothers 'Joe' Walter Joseph and 'Alec' Alexander James, who had arrived previously.
In Winnipeg, he was employed by the C.N.R. in the Sleeping and Dining Car Dept. In the fall of the same year, he joined the rest of the family who had come to Canada in midsummer and had settled in London, Ontario.
While in London, Philip was employed by the Metropolitan Stores and in 1932 he was transferred to Montreal, Quebec as Warehouse Manager.
On June 22, 1935, he married Anita Otis, at the Tres Saint Redempteur parish in Montreal.
In 1947, he joined Trans-Canada Airlines (now Air Canada) as Purser and later, Check Steward.
In 1953, he was transferred to Moncton, New Brunswick, as Steward in Charge.
In 1955, he was sent back to Montreal as Supervisor, where he remained until his retirement in 1967.