1924 28 March
Edmund leaves England to take up the post of Professor of English at Tokyo University
Meets and begins an affair with Aki Hayashi.
Returns to England.
1928 November 'Undertones of War'
published, with three reprints in December alone.
Begins a year's appointment as literary and assistant editor at the journal The Nation
Marriage to Mary dissolved and decree nisi granted.
'The Poems of Wilfred Owen' is published. Leaves Yalding for Merton College
, Oxford where he takes up position of Fellow and Tutor in English.
Starts relationship with writer Sylva Norman.
1933 5 July
Marries Sylva Norman.
'An Elegy and Other Poems' published.
Affair with Claire Poynting, 22 years his junior, begins in Oxford.
Serves with the University Officer Training Corps, giving instruction in map reading.
Marriage to Sylva Norman ends. Resigns from Oxford to join Times Literary Supplement
as a staff writer.
1945 29 May
Edmund and Claire marry six years after their first meeting. The marriage lasts till Blunden's death and produces four daughters: Margaret, Lucy, Frances and Catherine.
1947 6 November
Returns to Japan as Cultural Advisor with the UK Liaison Mission.
Leaves Japan to resume post at Times Literary Supplement.
Awarded CBE for work in Japan.
1953 late September
Sails to Hong Kong to take up position of Chair of English at Hong Kong University
Awarded Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.
Leaves Hong Kong to return to England and moves to the Suffolk village of Long Melford
Elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford University, in succession to Robert Graves.
Resigns Professorship on medical advice.
Publication of 'The Midnight Skaters: Poems for younger readers', chosen and introduced by C. Day Lewis.
1974 20 January
Dies at home aged 77.