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== April ==
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*'''15''' - [[Hans Conried]], man who voiced [[Thorin II Oakenshield]] in [[Rankin/Bass' The Hobbit]], is born.
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==January==
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* '''[[2 January|2]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[War Office 2 January 1917|a letter to the War Office]].
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*'''[[12 January|12]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]]'s leave of absence (to recover from his [[wikipedia:trench fever|trench fever]]) ends, but he is far from recovered.
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* '''[[23 January|23]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] faces a Medical Board in [[Birmingham]], but he is not deemed fit to return to [[World War I|war]].
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==February==
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* '''[[27 February|27]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] faces his third Medical Board, and again his leave is extended.
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==April==
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*'''[[15 April|15]]''' - [[Hans Conried]], who would voice [[Thorin]] in [[The Hobbit (1977 film)|''The Hobbit'' (1977 film)]], is born.
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*'''[[18 April|18]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] and [[Christopher Wiseman]], the Great Twin Brethren, meet in Harrogate, and discuss the fate of the [[T.C.B.S.|Barrovians]] and the future of the Society.
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*'''[[19 April|19]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]], in revalidation, is assigned to the Humber Garrison, but is not fit enough.
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==May==
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* '''[[1 May|1]]''' - Actress [[Pauline Letts]] is born.
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==June==
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* '''[[1 June|1]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] is considered fit for service again, but he is not reassigned to the Lancashire Fusilliers.
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* '''[[18 June|18]]''' - [[Richard Boone]], who would voice [[Smaug]] in [[The Hobbit (1977 film)|''The Hobbit'' (1977 film)]], is born.
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* '''[[29 June|29]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] succumbs to gastritis while at Brocton Camp.
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==August==
 
==August==
* '''1''' - [[Thomas Kenneth Barnsley|"Tea Cake" Barnsley]] is killed in Ypres, Belgium.
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* '''[[1 August|1]]''' - [[Thomas Kenneth Barnsley|"Tea Cake" Barnsley]] is killed in Ypres, Belgium.
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==October==
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* '''[[13 October|13]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] is found unfit for duty for six months, but able to do a desk job.  
 
==November==
 
==November==
* '''16''' - The Tolkien's first son, [[John Tolkien|John]], is born.
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* '''[[14 November|14]]''' - [[John Justin]], who would play [[Thorin]] in [[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)|''The Hobbit'' (1968 radio series)]], is born.
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* '''[[16 November|16]]''' - The Tolkien's first son, [[John Tolkien|John]], is born.
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==?==
 
==?==
* '''?''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] begins work on [[The Book of Lost Tales]].
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* '''?''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] begins work on ''[[The Book of Lost Tales Part One]]''.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 15:29, 11 December 2012

Tolkien-related events that took place in 1917.

[edit] January

[edit] February

  • 27 - J.R.R. Tolkien faces his third Medical Board, and again his leave is extended.

[edit] April

[edit] May

[edit] June

[edit] August

[edit] October

  • 13 - J.R.R. Tolkien is found unfit for duty for six months, but able to do a desk job.

[edit] November

[edit] ?

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