[compiled from Phil Mathison, Tolkien in East Yorkshire & Hammond & Scull, Chronology, and augmented by my own research]
19 April Tolkien posted to Hornsea Musketry Camp. He joins 3rd Reserve Battalion.
1 May Tolkien attends a medical board examination. Tolkien at Hornsea Musketry camp.
5 May Edith lodging at 1 Bank Terrace on this date. Tolkien posted to Thirtle Bridge, but is actually based at Hornsea
12 May Tolkien declared fit for home service.
c.10-31 May Edith Tolkien dances and sings in a glade of Cow Parsley near Roos.
1 June Tolkien found fit for general service during a medical board examination. Edith still at 1 Bank Terrace,
2 June Edith leaves 1 Bank Terrace, Hornsea.
c.2 Jun-11 July Tolkien may have been able to lodge with Edith for 6 weeks near Roos??
12 July Edith lodging at 76 Queen Street, Withernsea by this date.
13 July Tolkien at ‘Waverley’, Cliff Road, Hornsea on route for Dunstable.
14-21 July Tolkien sits a signalling exam at Dunstable.
31 July Brooklands Officers’ Hospital opens with 3 patients.
1 Aug Tolkien attends annual Minden Day dinner at Thirtle Bridge or Tunstall Hall?
13 Aug Tolkien admitted to Brooklands Officers’ Hospital by this date.
21-4 Aug Edith leaves Withernsea for Cheltenham sometime about this date.
22 Aug Zeppelin raid on Hedon, but there are no casualties.
25 Sept Zeppelin raid on Hull.
16 Oct Tolkien leaves Brooklands Officers’ Hospital for Thirtle Bridge.
16 Nov Tolkien attends a medical board examination. His address is 9th Royal Defence corps, Withernsea.
He still requires some indoor hospital treatment. John Francis Reuel Tolkien born in Cheltenham.
19 Nov Tolkien’s address is 9th Royal Defence Corps, Kilnsea.
24 Nov Tolkien promoted to Lieutenant.
Dec?? Edith & baby move to Roos or Easington?? [now seems doubtful Edith ever returned to E.Yorks]
19 Jan Tolkien attends a medical board examination & is still based with 9th Royal Defence corps at Easington.
19 Feb Tolkien attends a medical board examination.
7 Mar Soldiers at Easington were entertained by the Grimbarians concert party at Y.M.C.A. hut.
10 Mar Zeppelin raid on Hull – a woman died of shock 2 days later.
19 Mar Tolkien attends a medical board examination. 9th Royal Defence corps is disbanded & Tolkien is to be based
at Thirtle Bridge.
10 April Medical board decides JRRT fit for general service.
10-28 Jun Tolkien at Penkridge Camp & Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase.
29 June Tolkien succumbs to gastritis at Brocton Camp.
12 July Tolkien back at Brooklands Officers’ Hospital by this date. He develops his Qenya & Goldogrin lexicons &
brushes up his Italian & Spanish.
26 July Tolkien ordered to embark for Boulogne, even though still in hospital.
4 Sept Tolkien attends a medical board examination & is considered 100% disabled after losing 2 stones in weight.
11 Oct Tolkien is released from Brooklands Officers’ Hospital and transferred to Blackpool Savoy Convalescent
[19 Nov Tolkien is in Oxford on this date.]