John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, 1892 - 1973

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Second lieutenant, Lancashire Fusiliers (1916)
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Born: 3 January 1892, Bloemfontein, Orange Free State
Died: 2 September 1973, Bournemouth, Dorset, England, UK

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