Members of J R R Tolkien’s Tea Club and Barrovian Society (total membership 8)

Half of them will lose their lives in the Great War

Lieutenant Robert Quilter Gilson (Suffolk Regiment) Killed 1 July 1916 age 22

Lieutenant Ralph Stuart Payton (Royal Warwickshire Regiment) Killed 22 July 1916 age 22

Lieutenant Geoffrey Bache Smith (Lancashire Fusiliers) Killed 3 December 1916 age 22

Captain Thomas Kenneth Barnsley (Coldstream Guards) Killed 31 July 1917 age 25

Lieutenant Thomas Ewart Mitton – not a member but a cousin of Tolkien (Royal Engineers) Killed 24 Dec 1917 age 20