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Lieutenant '''Robert Quilter Gilson''' ([[25 October]] [[1893]]- [[1 July]] [[1916]]) was a childhood friend of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]. Gilson, Tolkien and [[Geoffrey Bache Smith]] attended [[King Edward's School]] in [[Birmingham]] together, and served in the [[World War I|First World War]]. He was killed by a shell on the first day of the [[Battle of the Somme]].<ref>[[John Garth]], ''[[Tolkien and the Great War]]''</ref>
 
Lieutenant '''Robert Quilter Gilson''' ([[25 October]] [[1893]]- [[1 July]] [[1916]]) was a childhood friend of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]. Gilson, Tolkien and [[Geoffrey Bache Smith]] attended [[King Edward's School]] in [[Birmingham]] together, and served in the [[World War I|First World War]]. He was killed by a shell on the first day of the [[Battle of the Somme]].<ref>[[John Garth]], ''[[Tolkien and the Great War]]''</ref>
 
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* [http://www.webmatters.net/txtpat/?id=108 Robert Gilson] at Webbmatters.com
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* [http://www.webmatters.net/txtpat/?id=108 Robert Gilson] at Webmatters.com
 
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Lieutenant Robert Quilter Gilson (25 October 1893- 1 July 1916) was a childhood friend of J.R.R. Tolkien. Gilson, Tolkien and Geoffrey Bache Smith attended King Edward's School in Birmingham together, and served in the First World War. He was killed by a shell on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.[1]

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References

  1. John Garth, Tolkien and the Great War