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==March==
 
==March==
 
* '''[[2 March|2]]'''- [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letter 4]].
 
* '''[[2 March|2]]'''- [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letter 4]].
* '''[[March 16|16]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] receives his degree at the [[University of Oxford]].
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* '''[[16 March|16]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] receives his degree at the [[University of Oxford]].
* '''[[March 22|22]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] marries [[Edith Tolkien|Edith Bratt]].
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* '''[[22 March|22]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] marries [[Edith Tolkien|Edith Bratt]].
 
==April==
 
==April==
* '''[[April 29|29]]''' - [[William Squire]], who would play [[Gandalf]] in [[The Lord of the Rings (1978 film)]], is born.
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* '''[[29 April|29]]''' - [[William Squire]], who would play [[Gandalf]] in [[The Lord of the Rings (1978 film)]], is born.
 
==June==
 
==June==
 
* '''[[2 June|2]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] receives orders to report in Folkestone, and prepare for embarking.  
 
* '''[[2 June|2]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] receives orders to report in Folkestone, and prepare for embarking.  
 
* '''[[4 June|4]]''' - Tolkien leaves for France.
 
* '''[[4 June|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]].
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* '''[[27 June|27]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] leaves [[wikipedia:Étaples|Étaples]], and goes to the [[Battle of the Somme|Somme front]].
  
 
==July==
 
==July==
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* '''[[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.
 
* '''[[14 July|14]]''' - Tolkien's C-company is sent into action at the Somme front.
 
* '''[[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]].
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* '''[[22 July|22]]''' - [[Ralph Payton|Ralph "the Baby" Payton]], one of the [[T.C.B.S.]], is killed [[World War I|in action]].
  
 
==August==
 
==August==
 
* '''[[12 August|12]]''' - Tolkien writes [[Letter 5]].
 
* '''[[12 August|12]]''' - Tolkien writes [[Letter 5]].
* '''[[August 19|19]]''' - Tolkien and [[Geoffrey Bache Smith|G.B. Smith]] meet at Acheux.
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* '''[[19 August|19]]''' - Tolkien and [[Geoffrey Bache Smith|G.B. Smith]] meet at Acheux.
  
 
==September==
 
==September==
* '''[[September 19|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.
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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.
 
==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]].
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* '''[[27 October|27]]''' - Tolkien is struck by "pyrexia of unknown origin": [[wikipedia:trench fever|trench fever]].
 
==November==
 
==November==
 
* '''[[8 November|8]]''' - Tolkien is repatriated, and is sent to a hospital in [[Birmingham]].
 
* '''[[8 November|8]]''' - Tolkien is repatriated, and is sent to a hospital in [[Birmingham]].
* '''[[November 29|29]]''' - [[Geoffrey Bache Smith|G.B. Smith]] is hit by shrapnel, and wounded on his right arm and thigh.
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* '''[[22 November|22]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] signs [[War Office form 22 November 1916|a form for the War Office]], confirming his return to England from France due to trench fever.
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* '''[[29 November|29]]''' - [[Geoffrey Bache Smith|G.B. Smith]] is hit by shrapnel, and wounded on his right arm and thigh.
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==December==
 
==December==
 
* '''[[3 December|3]]''' - G.B. Smith dies of gas-gangrene in his wounds. The news doesn't reach Tolkien until the 16th.
 
* '''[[3 December|3]]''' - G.B. Smith dies of gas-gangrene in his wounds. The news doesn't reach Tolkien until the 16th.
* '''[[December 16|16]]-[[December 25|25]]''' - Tolkien recovers, and he and Edith visit Great Haywood.
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* '''[[16 December|16]]-[[25 December|25]]''' - Tolkien recovers, and he and Edith visit Great Haywood.
* '''[[December 28|28]]''' - [[Noel Johnson]], who would play [[Éomer]] in ''[[The Lord of the Rings (1955 radio series)]]'', is born.
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* '''[[28 December|28]]''' - [[Noel Johnson]], who would play [[Éomer]] in [[The Lord of the Rings (1955 radio series)|''The Lord of the Rings'' (1955 radio series)]], is born.
  
 
== ? ==
 
== ? ==

Revision as of 15:24, 11 December 2012

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

December

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