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Robert Gilson

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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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Revision as of 15:36, 25 May 2008

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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