|Edmund Charles Blunden is
buried at the Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford,
Grave of Edmund Blunden
By kind permission of Margi Blunden
During WW1 Blunden served with the Royal Sussex
Regiment and saw action at both the Somme and Ypres.
He was awarded the military cross. Some of his finest poems such as
Third Ypres and Report on Experience dealt with his
life in the trenches
Like Siegfried Sassoon he survived the war but
recovered from the psychological effects.
In fact, it was Siegfried Sassoon - the then literary editor of
The Daily Herald who published Blunden's first collection The Waggoner
in 1920 . Blunden's poetry was also inspired by the English
countryside e.g. poems such as Winter: East Anglia, Forefathers
and The Midnight Skaters.
However, his most famous collection was his 1928 Undertones of War.