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TCG Letter #1286

Rob Gilson
J.R.R. Tolkien
21 September 1915
Gilson writing from Marston Green to Tolkien at Whittington Heath says he has sent telegrams to Christopher Wiseman and G.B. Smith to ask them to come to Lichfield on Saturday (25 September) if possible.See Letter from Christopher Wiseman to J.R.R. Tolkien • 23 September 1915 (#1287) Letter from Rob Gilson to J.R.R. Tolkien • 24 September 1915 (#1288) Letter from Rob Gilson, G. B. Smith to J.R.R. Tolkien • 25 September 1915 (#1289)[1]

The 'Council of Lichfield' takes place 25-25 September and will be the last time all four members will be together, and is the last time Tolkien sees Rob Gilson before he is killed in action fighting in World War I. He will be killed on 1 July 1916, he was 23 years old.
The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide - Chronology (2017), p. 80, 81 (entry for 25-26 September)

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