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War Memorial #162 ~ North Shields

A cache by G4Shallow and 1TheCat Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 03/30/2016
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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War Memorial cache #162 We will remember them ~ North Shields.


This memorial is a Cenotaph constructed of York and Portland Stone. It was unveiled July 24th 1922 by Maj.Gen. Sir R.A. Kerr Montgomery, KCMG., CB., DSO, and dedicated by Rev. R.E. Holmes, Vicar of Christ Church, North Shields.

There are two other identical monuments, one in South Shields and the other in Normanby. Each monument carries the names from all three locations

This is a multi-cache and can be found a short walk away at N 55 00.ABC W 001 27.DEF by working out the coordinates from the clues below.

As the cenotaph is very weathered the names can be taken from the stones in front and behind the memorial.

A = Number of letters of the first hero listed beginning with A minus the 4th number of the stone above.
B = Number of heroes with the surname beginning with F
C = Number of letters in the surname of the hero with the surname beginning with K

Now go to the stones on the opposite side
D = Number of letters of the surname of the last hero listed on the first stone (M)
E = Above the names is an inscription, add the first and last number listed together
F = Number of letters in the surname of the last hero listed

Checksum for numbers is 24

There are literally thousands of War memorials around the country. Memorials were usually raised through public subscription to remember those that gave the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom of our country. The year 2014 was the centenary of the start of the First World War, so it was about time there was a series dedicated to War Memorials. There is an un-numbered series in Scotland called Lest-we-forget and another called Poppies on Parade. Any of these will happily be added to the War Memorial Series, just ask for a number. 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)

Fhccbeg

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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