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I Would Not Have You Grieve
Sgt. Maurice Dudley Chasmar

I would not have you grieve when I am gone,

I have no sorrow that my life is spent,

As happy a man as ever sun shone on,

My life has been a joy, and I'm content.

I have known the glory of an English day,

The soft whisper of rain on grateful trees,

The happy song of birds at break of day,

The drifting wood-smoke on the evening breeze.

No regrets that all these things are fled,

I shall find joy whatever lies ahead.

--oo--

Maurice Chasmar was Wireless Operator /Air Gunner (Wop/AG) with 434 Squadron RAF.

On the night of 27/28 September 1943, 73 Halifaxes from 419, 427, 428, 429, and 434 Squadrons were joined by 9 Wellingtons from 432 Squadron for an attack at Hanover.

P/O O. Lytle RCAF and crew, flying Halifax V LK-917 coded WL-X, failed to return from this operation.

The crew members were:-

Sgt E. Elder RAF

Sgt H. Lindsay RAF

W/O2 R. Pedlar RCAF

F/Sgt J. Monteith RCAF

Sgt M. Chasmar RAF

F/Sgt H. Hansell RCAF

F/Sgt J. Leach RCAF

SY 22 July 2016

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