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'''Lieutenant Robert Quilter Gilson''' (October 25, [[1893]]-July 1, [[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]].
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'''Lieutenant Robert Quilter Gilson''' ([[25 October|October 25]], [[1893]]- [[1 July|July 1]], [[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]].
  
 
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[http://www.webmatters.net/france/ww1_tolkien_rqg.htm Tolkien and WWI]
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* [http://www.webmatters.net/france/ww1_tolkien_rqg.htm Tolkien and World War I]
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* ''[[Tolkien and the Great War]]'' by [[John Garth]]
  
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[[Category:British people|Gilson, Robert]]
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[[Category:T.C.B.S.|Gilson, Robert]]
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[[Category:People by name|Gilson, Robert]]

Revision as of 15:24, 9 June 2011

Lieutenant Robert Quilter Gilson (October 25, 1893- July 1, 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.

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