I have heard via a source that Paddy died last night in Evesham, Worcestershire. Another source informed me that fairly recently he had become gravely ill and had asked to be brought back to England so that he might die here. He was evacuated to England on 9 June.
We can only presume that Paddy wanted to be near to Joan and their English home in the village of Dumbleton, Gloucestershire. Joan is buried in the churchyard of St Peter’s church in the village.