TSM. Albert Edgar "Badge" Blunden

(S/N 851755)

TSM (WOC2) Albert Edgar ‘Badge’ Blunden, formerly of the Royal Artillery, served with No.5 Troop and then No.2 Troop of No.6 Commando from, at least, 2nd December 1941.

He was noted as having suffered injuries - including a small wound over the left scapula - following the grenade accident aboard HMS Prince Charles on 9th December 1941 during the Operation Kitbag preparations for the raid on Florø (Norway). 

He is noted as having served in No.5 Troop of No.6 Commando.

TSM. Blunden was a keen amateur boxer and competed on the Commando boxing team as a Middle Weight.

TSM. Albert Blunden was serving with No.2 Troop of No. 6 Commando from, at least, May 1944. He was reported as being severely wounded in the stomach on 10th June 1944 and as dying from his wounds on 11th June 1944 aged 23 years. 

He left a widow, Alice Norah May Blunden of Shepherds Bush, and I laid to rest in Ranville War Cemetry (France) Grave IA.B.14.

The inscription on his headstone reads:

‘Brave, strong and true.  He gave to the full. We will remember him.’