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1915

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Tolkien-related events that took place in 1915.

March

  • ? - Earliest "evidence" of Tolkien working on "fairy language".

April

June

  • 10 - Exams start at Oxford University. Because of the war, only Tolkien and 24 others remain in the entire University. Tolkien passes.
  • 28 - Tolkien applies at the Oxford recruiting office to join the army.
  • ? - J.R.R. Tolkien is awarded First Class Honours degree in English Language and Literature.

July

  • 15 - Tolkien is commissioned as a second lieutenant of the 13th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, and begins training at Bedford.

September

November

  • 21 - G.B. Smith is shipped to France.

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Years
1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918