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* '''3''' - G.B. Smith dies of gas-gangrene in his wounds. The news doesn't reach Tolkien until the 16th.
 
* '''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.  
 
* '''16-25''' - Tolkien recovers, and he and Edith visit Great Haywood.  
 
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*'''?''' - Tolkien writes the poem ''[[Habbanan beneath the Stars]]'' {{Years|1913|1914|1915|1916|1917|1918|1919|}}  
 
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Revision as of 05:40, 19 April 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.
  • 14 - Tolkien's C-company is sent into action at the Somme front.

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.

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Years
1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919