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1916

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* '''[[1 July|1]]''' - One of the bloodiest battles in recent history, the [[Battle of the Somme]], starts.
 
* '''[[1 July|1]]''' - One of the bloodiest battles in recent history, the [[Battle of the Somme]], starts.
 
* '''[[1 July|1]]''' - [[Robert Gilson]] is one of the first of the 360,000 British casualties when he is hit by a shell at La Boiselle.
 
* '''[[1 July|1]]''' - [[Robert Gilson]] is one of the first of the 360,000 British casualties when he is hit by a shell at La Boiselle.
* '''[[July 14|14]]''' - Tolkien's C-company is sent into action at the Somme front.
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* '''[[14 July|14]]''' - Tolkien's C-company is sent into action at the Somme front.
 
* '''[[July 22|22]]''' - [[Ralph Payton|Ralph "the Baby" Payton]], one of the [[T.C.B.S.]], is killed [[World War I|in action]].
 
* '''[[July 22|22]]''' - [[Ralph Payton|Ralph "the Baby" Payton]], one of the [[T.C.B.S.]], is killed [[World War I|in action]].
  

Revision as of 19:06, 8 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