Tolkien Gateway

1916

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* '''[[April 29|29]]''' - [[William Squire]], who would play [[Gandalf]] in [[The Lord of the Rings (1978 film)]], is born.
 
* '''[[April 29|29]]''' - [[William Squire]], who would play [[Gandalf]] in [[The Lord of the Rings (1978 film)]], is born.
 
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* '''[[June 2|2]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] receives orders to report in Folkestone, and prepare for embarking.  
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* '''[[2 June|2]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] receives orders to report in Folkestone, and prepare for embarking.  
 
* '''[[June 4|4]]''' - Tolkien leaves for France.
 
* '''[[June 4|4]]''' - Tolkien leaves for France.
 
* '''[[June 27|27]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] leaves [[wikipedia:Étaples|Étaples]], and goes to the [[Battle of the Somme|Somme front]].
 
* '''[[June 27|27]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] leaves [[wikipedia:Étaples|Étaples]], and goes to the [[Battle of the Somme|Somme front]].

Revision as of 20:44, 7 June 2011

Tolkien-related events that took place in 1916.

Early

  • ? - Being a linguist, Tolkien decides to specialise in signalling, and learns Morse code.

March

April

June

July

August

September

October

November

  • 8 - Tolkien is repatriated, and is sent to a hospital in Birmingham.
  • 29 - G.B. Smith is hit by shrapnel, and wounded on his right arm and thigh.

December

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Years
1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919