Information relating to the sale derived from correspondence and sale documents. The Essex Newsman 9 Jan 1932 reveals that Major Wilson served in the WW1 from 1914-1919 retiring on an army pension. When he returned he was all but ruined and instituted proceedings against those entrusted with his affairs while he was away. He was granted over £38,000 damages and after payment of debts was left with £25,000. He restarted his malting and farming business and started court proceedings against the trustee. All his money was soaked up by legal fees, however, and he went bankrupt. He went to live first in Pattingham (not, as it says, Wolverhampton,) and then in Hornchurch, Essex.
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