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X-Men Multi-Cache

Hidden : 03/19/2015
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

On Grange Hill, West Kirby is the Hoylake and West Kirby War Memorial. It is 14.5-metre-high, four-sided obelisk made of granite, and was designed by British sculptor Charles Sargeant Jagger (1885-1934).


It commemorates the men and women of West Kirby and Hoylake who gave their lives in World Wars I & II and subsequent conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea and Cyprus.

On two sides of the obelisk stand bronze figures symbolising war and peace. On the west face is a figure of a robed woman holding a baby, a wreath of poppies and broken manacles. On the east face stands a British infantry soldier dressed for winter and standing guard with standard issue .303 rifle, bayonet fixed, a gas mask, water bottle, putties and his helmet pushed off the back of his head, and a German helmet at his feet.


To complete this multi-cache you need to look closely at the names of all those commemorated on the memorial, and find those with an “X” in either their first or surnames.

Find the one person with an X in their name who is commemorated for a conflict since WWII.
A=Month he died
B=First digit of day (of month) he died
C=Letters in his first name.

Count the number of names with an X in them listed for the first and second world wars.
D=Sum of these names for BOTH World Wars.

One person listed deserves a special mention (even though there is no X in their name) as they were awarded the Victoria Cross.
E=Letter in his first name
F=Letters in his surname

Once completed, you will find the micro/nano cache less than 200m away at N 53° 22.ABC W 003°10.DEF

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

K (nyzbfg) znexf gur fcbg!

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)