BLUNDEN, Alfred Edgar

Known as: 
Jimmy
Rank: 
WO2 Company Sergeant Major
Unit/Base: 
6 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Artillery
Service: 
Army
Number: 
851755
Died : 
Sunday, June 11, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
23
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Company Sergeant Major Alfred Blunden died during operations at Le Plein, Normandy, France. [1] 
No. 6 Commando War Diary  "11th June 1944 Place: In the field, Le Plein. We shell BREVILLE. We are shelled heavily. We capture a ½ track 20mm gun. p.m. - Continued to be shelled. Casualties 3."
Son of Alfred Ernest and Florence Jessie Blunden, of Shepherd's Bush, London; husband of Alice Norah May Blunden, of Shepherd's Bush. [1] . 
He was a middleweight boxer for the Commando and is mentioned in a 1942 Tournament score sheet against No.9 Commando.  [2]
Extract from the West London Observer - Friday 02 January 1942
Shepherds Bush Youth Belongs to the Commando :- 
We have all been stirred by news of the raids by the Commando in Libya and on the Norwegian coast, and readers will be interested to learn that Sergeant A. E. Blunden of 4 Swindon House, Stanlake Road, Shepherds Bush, is one of those brave men who have volunteered for this work of exceptional skill and bravery.
Sgt. Blunden was born in Godolphin Road, W.12, 21 years ago and has already fought in France and Belgium, being among those who were evacuated from Dunkirk. His father was one of the Old Contemptibles during the last war. [3]
 
Sources
[1] CWGC
[2] Image of 1942 Boxing tournament score sheet in gallery. [view].
[3] West London Observer - Friday 02 January 1942
[3] British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board.
 
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