Major Malcolm Boyle who gave his life on D-Day, 1944.
If I should never see the Moon again
Rising red gold across the harvest field,
Or feel the stinging of soft April rain
As the brown earth her hidden treasures yield,
If I should never taste the salt sea spray
As the ship beats her course against the breeze,
Or smell the dog rose or the new-mown hay,
Or moss and primrose beneath the tree,
If I should never hear the thrushes wake
Long before the sunrise in the glimmering dawn,
Or watch the huge Atlantic rollers break
Against the rugged cliffs in baffling scorn,
If I have said goodbye to stream and wood,
To the wide ocean and the green clad hill,
I know that He who made this world so good,
Has somewhere made a heaven better still.
This I bear witness with my latest breath,Knowing the love of God, I fear not death.