Patrick has had a very adventurous life. He is said to have had nine lives. Patrick's mother was sent to Scotland to give birth in her husband's birthplace. He was named after his Scottish grandfather who died in the war. His grandmother was a Campbell. Patrick's father was in the Black Watch Regiment.
Apart from two years in Scotland when Patrick's mother had Tuberculosis, he lived in Birmingham until December 2017, that is when he moved to Wales with his wife and their youngest son and his family to live in a converted barn.