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The Schools of King Edward VI, Birmingham, in the Great War

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Speaker: Alison Wheatley Approximately 1,400 former pupils served in the war and 17% were killed. The most famous of the alumni was JRR Tolkien. Tolkien lost a number of friends including poet Geoffrey Smith. There is a school of thought that Tolkien’s epic Lord of the Rings was influenced by Smith. Another classmate of Tolkien’s was Harold Ba…