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* '''[[4 June|4]]''' - Tolkien leaves for France.
 
* '''[[4 June|4]]''' - Tolkien leaves for France.
 
* '''[[27 June|27]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] leaves [[wikipedia:Étaples|Étaples]], and goes to the [[Battle of the Somme|Somme front]].
 
* '''[[27 June|27]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] leaves [[wikipedia:Étaples|Étaples]], and goes to the [[Battle of the Somme|Somme front]].
 
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*'''?''' - Tolkien might have written the poem ''[[Habbanan beneath the Stars]]''.
 
==July==
 
==July==
 
* '''[[1 July|1]]''' - One of the bloodiest battles in recent history, the [[Battle of the Somme]], starts.
 
* '''[[1 July|1]]''' - One of the bloodiest battles in recent history, the [[Battle of the Somme]], starts.
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* '''[[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.
 
* '''[[22 July|22]]''' - [[Ralph Payton|Ralph "the Baby" Payton]], one of the [[T.C.B.S.]], is killed [[World War I|in action]].
 
* '''[[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]].
 
* '''[[19 August|19]]''' - Tolkien and [[Geoffrey Bache Smith|G.B. Smith]] meet at Acheux.
 
* '''[[19 August|19]]''' - Tolkien and [[Geoffrey Bache Smith|G.B. Smith]] meet at Acheux.
 
 
==September==
 
==September==
 
* '''[[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.
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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.
 
* '''[[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.
 
* '''[[29 November|29]]''' - [[Geoffrey Bache Smith|G.B. Smith]] is hit by shrapnel, and wounded on his right arm and thigh.
 
* '''[[29 November|29]]''' - [[Geoffrey Bache Smith|G.B. Smith]] is hit by shrapnel, and wounded on his right arm and thigh.
 
 
==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.
 
* '''[[16 December|16]]-[[25 December|25]]''' - Tolkien recovers, and he and Edith visit Great Haywood.
 
* '''[[16 December|16]]-[[25 December|25]]''' - Tolkien recovers, and he and Edith visit Great Haywood.
* '''[[28 December|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.
 
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== ? ==
 
== ? ==
*'''?''' - Tolkien writes the poem ''[[Habbanan beneath the Stars]]''
 
 
*'''?'''  Canon [[Norman Power]], an acquaintance of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]], is born.
 
*'''?'''  Canon [[Norman Power]], an acquaintance of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]], is born.
 
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Latest revision as of 14:48, 4 February 2014

Tolkien-related events that took place in 1916.

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

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[edit] April

[edit] June

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