Half Measures –
NOV. 29, 2019 – As detailed in a May 5, 2018 article in the Banner and Manchester Journal, thousands of people visit Wilson’s birthplace in East Dorset each year. Wilson was born in the house in 1895 behind what would ironically become the hotel bar, and returned to his hometown frequently until his death in 1971. It is a registered national historic site. People visit the landmark each year to honor Wilson’s memory and participate in seminars and meetings on recovery. More than 50 educational programs take place at the house annually, as well as events and programming for the larger Dorset community. After spending his early childhood in Rutland, Wilson lived at the Grifith House across the churchyard from his birthplace from age 11 until he joined the Army.