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War Memorial #96 ~ Coundon

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Hidden : 10/27/2015
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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War Memorial Cache #96 We will remember them ~ Coundon.


The original memorial soldier was unveiled on 24th September 1921 but had to be removed in the 1960's because of decay and deterioration of the concrete structure although some reports state it was down to vandalism. A group of local people formed the Save Our Soldier Committee which, in partnership with Wear Valley District Council and Groundwork West Durham, actioned the communities desire to create a new memorial.
This new stone soldier was proudly dedicated on Remembrance Sunday 11th November 2007

This is a multi-cache and can be found a short drive away at N 54° 40.ABC W 001° 38.DEF by working out the coordinates from the clues below.

A = Number of heroes with the surname of Coates
B = Number of heroes with the surname of Newton MINUS A
C = Number of letters of the 3rd word on the front of the memorial minus the number of letters of the 12th
D = Read the memorial garden information board, how many symbolic flowers were planted? Now add the answer to A
E = On the rear of the memorial, number of letters in the surname of the 10th hero from the very top in the first column. (Top and middle panels)
F = Number of letters of the 3rd hero in the first column on the left side

Checksum for numbers is 18

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)

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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