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1916

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* '''[[19 September|19]]''' - [[Terence Tiller]], writer of the [[The Lord of the Rings (1955 radio series)|1955 radio series of ''The Lord of the Rings]]'', is born.
 
* '''[[19 September|19]]''' - [[Terence Tiller]], writer of the [[The Lord of the Rings (1955 radio series)|1955 radio series of ''The Lord of the Rings]]'', is born.
 
==October==
 
==October==
* '''[[October 26|26]]''' - While in reserve, [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s battalion is inspected by [[wikipedia:Douglas Haig|Sir Doulgas Haig]], the British commander at the [[Battle of the Somme]].
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* '''[[26 October|26]]''' - While in reserve, [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s battalion is inspected by [[wikipedia:Douglas Haig|Sir Doulgas Haig]], the British commander at the [[Battle of the Somme]].
 
* '''[[October 27|27]]''' - Tolkien is struck by "pyrexia of unknown origin": [[wikipedia:trench fever|trench fever]].
 
* '''[[October 27|27]]''' - Tolkien is struck by "pyrexia of unknown origin": [[wikipedia:trench fever|trench fever]].
 
==November==
 
==November==

Revision as of 15:24, 9 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