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War Memorial #119 ~ Blaydon

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Hidden : 01/19/2016
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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War Memorial cache #119 We will remember them ~ Blaydon.


Built in granite at a cost of £1000.00, the subscription fund was started by Miss Jane Cowen and Col. Joseph Cowen who each gave £200 and then they made up the deficit at the end so that the memorial could be unveiled free of debt. Rutter Carr the Chairman of the War Memorial Committee said that over 1500 lads had joined the colours and it was sad and sorrowful that over 300 fell – most of them on foreign soil and ‘Made that foreign soil forever part of England’.

The statue was unveiled by Miss Cowen who gave an eloquent speech praising the valiant souls whose names were inscribed on the stone and she said she felt acutely her deficiencies for the sacred task and knew her only qualification was that she was a Blaydonian born and bred. The memorial booklet was paid for by Miss Cowen and copies were given to the nearest relatives of the fallen.

Miss Cowen was presented with a silver statuette of the memorial to mark the occasion.

There is an amazing web site here, which provides more information on the memorial and those that are remembered on it

This is a multi-cache and can be found a short walk away at N 54° 57.ABC W 001° 42.DEF by working out the coordinates from the clues below.
Note : The memorial is located in Blaydon Cemetery, unfortunately I have not been able to find out what time the gates are open/closed though I will try to find out

A = Number of letters in the surname of the 5th hero listed on the front of the memorial (1st column)
B = On the front of the memorial, first number - third number
C = Number of letters in the first name of the only woman to be listed on this memorial (left side) .
D = Number of letters in the surname of the 12th hero listed on the right side in the second column
E =Number of letters in the surname of the last hero listed on the right side in the second column (Not pedestal)
F = Number of letters in the surname of the first hero listed on the rear of the memorial

Checksum for numbers is 30

Please use stealth as best you can as it's popular with dog walkers and of course traffic!

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. Year 2014 was 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 will 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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*****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)

Oruvaq naq va n ubyr, cyrnfr pbire onpx hc

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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