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
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