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==Early==
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* '''?''' - Being a linguist, Tolkien decides to specialise in signalling, and learns Morse code.
 
==March==
 
==March==
 
* '''22''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] marries [[Edith Bratt]].
 
* '''22''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] marries [[Edith Bratt]].
 
 
==June==
 
==June==
* '''4''' - Tolkien leaves for France and participates in the [[Battle of the Somme]].
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* '''4''' - Tolkien leaves for France.
 
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==July==
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* '''1''' - One of the bloodiest battles in recent history, the [[Battle of the Somme]], starts.
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* '''1''' - [[Robert Gilson]] is one of the first of the 360,000 British casualties when he is hit by a shell at La Boiselle.
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==August==
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* '''19''' - Tolkien and [[Geoffrey Bache Smith|G.B. Smith]] meet at Acheux.
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==October==
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* '''27''' - Tolkien is struck by "pyrexia of unknown origin": [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trench_fever trench fever].
 
==November==
 
==November==
* '''8''' - Tolkien returns home after being stricken with trench fever.
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* '''8''' - Tolkien is repatriated, and is sent to a hospital in [[Birmingham]].
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* '''29''' - [[Geoffrey Bache Smith|G.B. Smith]] is hit by shrapnel, and wounded on his right arm and thigh.
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==December==
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* '''3''' - G.B. Smith dies of gas-gangrene in his wounds. The news doesn't reach Tolkien until the 16th.
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* '''16-25''' - Tolkien recovers, and he and Edith visit Great Haywood.  
  
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{{Years|1913|1914|1915|1916|1917|1918|1919|}}
 
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Revision as of 20:36, 26 January 2008

Contents

Early

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

March

June

  • 4 - Tolkien leaves for France.

July

  • 1 - One of the bloodiest battles in recent history, the Battle of the Somme, starts.
  • 1 - Robert Gilson is one of the first of the 360,000 British casualties when he is hit by a shell at La Boiselle.

August

October

  • 27 - Tolkien is struck by "pyrexia of unknown origin": trench fever.

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

  • 3 - G.B. Smith dies of gas-gangrene in his wounds. The news doesn't reach Tolkien until the 16th.
  • 16-25 - Tolkien recovers, and he and Edith visit Great Haywood.
Years
1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919