Kitty said once "John was a happy-go lucky character who loved to gamble on the the "dogs". He would often go out on a Friday after being paid and gamble away all his money!"
He lived with Pat for more than twenty years but it is believed they never married or had children.
But although we always understood they were never married, at the trial after his death Pat gave her name as Agnes Jane Peterson and was described as his widow. See the "here's the mystery..." link below...
We believe Pat returned to Ireland.
In the summer of 2017 I was able to go back to Bognor and search the newspaper archives from that time. The articles I found give the story of his untimely end and the resultant court case.