Castle, Philip Henry

Regimental Number: VR-2161; VR-4165
Branch: Royal Canadian Navy

Philip was born in Liverpool, England on May 16, 1897. He came to Canada with his parents and two brothers in 1906 and settled in Saskatoon. Philip served in the Navy for four years during World War I. In 1927 he was offered a position as manager of the United Grain Growers elevator in Grande Prairie, commencing May 1. On April 17 of that same year, Philip married Violet Pangford. The Castles lived in Grande Prairie until 1928, at which time they moved to Beaverlodge to open the new Alberta Wheat Pool elevator. In 1936 Philip was promoted to elevator supervisor and transferred to Edmonton. They lived there for a year, then moved to Vermilion, which was the center of Philip’s assigned territory. On September 16, 1943, Philip was injured in a fall while inspecting grain in the annex of an elevator. He died a few hours later.

Sources: Beaverlodge to the Rockies, p. 93