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* '''?''' - Being a linguist, Tolkien decides to specialise in signalling, and learns Morse code.
 
* '''?''' - Being a linguist, Tolkien decides to specialise in signalling, and learns Morse code.
 
==March==
 
==March==
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* '''2'''- [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letter 4]].
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* '''16''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] receives his degree at the [[University of Oxford]].
 
* '''22''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] marries [[Edith Bratt]].
 
* '''22''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] marries [[Edith Bratt]].
 
==April==
 
==April==
 
* '''29''' - [[William Squire]], who would play [[Gandalf]] in [[Ralph Bakshi's The Lord of the Rings]], is born.
 
* '''29''' - [[William Squire]], who would play [[Gandalf]] in [[Ralph Bakshi's The Lord of the Rings]], is born.
 
==June==
 
==June==
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* '''2''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] receives orders to report in Folkestone, and prepare for embarking.
 
* '''4''' - Tolkien leaves for France.
 
* '''4''' - Tolkien leaves for France.
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* '''27''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] leaves [[wikipedia:Étaples|Étaples]], and goes to the [[Battle of the Somme|Somme front]].
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==July==
 
==July==
 
* '''1''' - One of the bloodiest battles in recent history, the [[Battle of the Somme]], starts.
 
* '''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.
 
* '''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.
 
* '''14''' - Tolkien's C-company is sent into action at the Somme front.
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* '''2''' - [[Ralph Payton|Ralph "the Baby" Payton]], one of the [[T.C.B.S.]], is killed [[World War I|in action]].
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==August==
 
==August==
 
* '''19''' - Tolkien and [[Geoffrey Bache Smith|G.B. Smith]] meet at Acheux.
 
* '''19''' - Tolkien and [[Geoffrey Bache Smith|G.B. Smith]] meet at Acheux.
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* '''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''' - [[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==
* '''27''' - Tolkien is struck by "pyrexia of unknown origin": [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trench_fever trench fever].
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* '''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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* '''27''' - Tolkien is struck by "pyrexia of unknown origin": [[wikipedia:trench fever|trench fever]].
 
==November==
 
==November==
 
* '''8''' - Tolkien is repatriated, and is sent to a hospital in [[Birmingham]].
 
* '''8''' - Tolkien is repatriated, and is sent to a hospital in [[Birmingham]].

Revision as of 15:24, 2 March 2009

Contents

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

  • 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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