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War Memorial #125 ~ Eighton Banks

A cache by G4Shallow and 1TheCat Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 02/03/2016
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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War Memorial cache #125 We will remember them ~ Eighton Banks.


Photo by pitboots

Cross of Celtic wheeled type, total height 10 feet, with an elongated wreath carved on each face with the words "Pro Patria". The shaft stands on a high pedestal with rock-faced quoins, and this rests on a three-stepped base. The whole is set within low iron railings on a concrete pad.
The names are inscribed and gilded on four polished granite plaques. The last three names on the north side of the cross were added later, with the final name being carved into the sandstone. There is a separate general plaque for 1939-45 and another for soldiers who gave their lives in Afghanistan.

This is a multi-cache and can be found a short walk away at N 54 55.ABC W 001 34.DEF by working out the coordinates from the clues below.

Front face has Capt Lindsay mentioned

A = On the front of the memorial, number of heroes with a surname beginning with a H
B = On the left side of the memorial, number of heroes beginning with the letter W
C = On the left side of the memorial, number of heroes with a surname beginning with a Q
D = On the rear of the memorial, how many Lance Corporal heroes are listed MINUS 1.
E = On the right side of the memorial, number of letters of the surname beginning with the letter T (upper panel)
F = On the right side of the memorial, number of heroes who gave their life in Afghanistan

Checksum for numbers is 15

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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*****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 gerr

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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