- ? - Earliest "evidence" of Tolkien working on "fairy language".
- 10 - Exams start at Oxford University. Because of the war, only Tolkien and 24 others remain in the entire University. Tolkien passes.
- 28 - Tolkien applies at the Oxford recruiting office to join the army.
- 28 - Przemyslaw Mroczkowski, scholar and friend of J.R.R. Tolkien, is born.
- ? - Tolkien is awarded First Class Honours degree in English Language and Literature.
- 15 - Tolkien is commissioned as a second lieutenant of the 13th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, and begins training at Bedford.
- ? - Tolkien might have written the poem Habbanan beneath the Stars.
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