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Is this a photo of Tolkien?

Feb 28, 2014 (edited)
2014/2/28 14:14:16 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

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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Feb 28, 2014
2014/2/28 14:40:31 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Looks like young Tolkien to me
I cannot confirm it though.
Feb 28, 2014
2014/2/28 15:44:13 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Given that he appears to be dressed as an enlisted man, I am doubtful.
Feb 28, 2014
2014/2/28 15:49:25 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Didn't he enlist as a second lieutenant in the Lancashire Fusiliers in 1915?
Feb 28, 2014
2014/2/28 15:51:37 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Oops misread the caption. May be the King Edwards OTC before he left for Oxford, so circa 1910?
Feb 28, 2014
2014/2/28 15:55:42 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Feb 28, 2014
2014/2/28 15:57:23 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Buttons are bright and not dark like these gents on the left have.
And the uniform is the same on both pictures.
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