This cache was created with the help of the 6th New Forest North Netley Marsh Scouts. It was created to commemorate the 30 men from the Parish of Netley Marsh who gave their lives in the First World War.
View the documents in the cache gallery (top right) to discover the stories of the 7 men who died at sea. The war at sea in WW1 is often overlooked. Did you know that the remains of more than 1100 First World War wrecks lie off the South Coast? Many, including German Uboats, just off the Isle of Wight. If you would like to find out more, please visit www.forgottenwrecks.org
To find the actual location of the geocache you will need to crack the code! Visit the memorial at the coordinates shown, then use the code system to convert the missing letters in the names (below) to numbers to form the new coordinates. You will find the nano cache cunningly disguised at the new coordinates. Due to lack of hiding places and comments that the cache was too visible, I have chosen a nano container which means the log is really fiddly and you may need tweezers to extract it. It might be easier to log your visit with a selfie/photo!. Have fun!
A or K or U = 0
B or L or V =1
C or M or W =2
D or N or X =3
E or O or Y =4
F or P or Z =5
G or Q =6
H or R =7
I or S =8
J or T =9
In memory of ?hose of this p?rish who fell in the ?reat war
It would be best to avoid school drop off (08:30-09:15) and pick up times (15:00-15:30) when the area is busy and parking will be difficult. (please note the actual cache is not near the school)