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War Memorial #75 ~ Witton Gilbert

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Hidden : 03/27/2015
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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War Memorial cache #75 We will remember them ~Witton Gilbert


The Witton Gilbert War Memorial was originally sited in Witton Dene, a small wooded valley south of the main street, but due to vandalism it was moved to its present location in 1978. It is a Cross of St.Cuthbert type on tall tapering octagonal column. It was originally unveiled on 1st September 1922 and unveiled in its new position on 15th November 1978.

This is a multi-cache and can be found by working out the coordinates from the clues below. The actual cache can be found a short drive away at N 54° 48.ABC W 001° 38.DEF

A = Number of years the memorial covers from the first world war.
B = Number of heroes who gave their lives in 1916 minus 10
C = Number of heroes listed who gave their lives in 1919
D = Number of heroes listed who gave their lives in 1914
E = Number of heroes with the christian name of George who gave their lives in 1918
F = Number of heroes on the memorial who lost their lives in World War II minus 2

Checksum for numbers is 23

There are literally thousands of War memorials around the country. WW1 Memorials were usually raised through public subscription to remember those that gave the ultimate sacrifice. This year 2014 is also the centenary of the start of the First World War it's about time there was a series dedicated to War Memorials. There is an un-numbered series in Scotland called Lest we forget. The name of this series We Shall remember them, was chosen from the very moving poem “For the Fallen” by Laurence Binyon. It is well worth searching out and reading.”

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The War Memorial Series is a series by Just-Us-Two

If anyone would like to place a War Memorial Cache of your own then please do so. We would ask if you do so please contact Just-us-Two through their profile page or justustwo1013@gmail.com so they can keep track of the numbers

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*****PLEASE NOTE IMPORTANT *****

*****PHYSICAL CACHES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE PLACED ON THE ACTUAL MEMORIAL OR WITHIN THE BOUNDARY OF SUCH MEMORIALS. AT ALL TIMES PLEASE TREAT LOCATIONS OF MEMORIALS WITH RESPECT. *****

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Onfr bs cbfg

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)



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