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Is this a photo of Tolkien?
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Is this Tolkien?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01sldj1

I don't remember ever seeing this photo before, but it is described as

"Location: New Street (old location of King Edward’s School) Birmingham, West Midlands B2 4NU
Image shows former-pupils of the school who served in the war, with J.R.R. Tolkien highlighted
Photograph courtesy of King Edward School
"

Can anyone confirm it is Tolkien (it looks like him to me) ?

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Posted on: 2/28 7:14:16

Edited by Trotter on 2014/2/28 7:24:20


Re: Is this a photo of Tolkien?
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Looks like young Tolkien to me
I cannot confirm it though.

Posted on: 2/28 7:40:31


Re: Is this a photo of Tolkien?
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Given that he appears to be dressed as an enlisted man, I am doubtful.

Posted on: 2/28 8:44:13


Re: Is this a photo of Tolkien?
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Didn't he enlist as a second lieutenant in the Lancashire Fusiliers in 1915?

Posted on: 2/28 8:49:25


Re: Is this a photo of Tolkien?
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Oops misread the caption. May be the King Edwards OTC before he left for Oxford, so circa 1910?

Posted on: 2/28 8:51:37



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