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War Memorial #196 ~ Catterick Village

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Hidden : 08/16/2016
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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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. 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 we have learned about called Poppies on Parade. We will gladly add any of these 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.

The War Memorial on Catterick Village Green
The War Memorial on Catterick Village Green

The War Memorial on Catterick Village green is a cross, with the memorial engravings on the plinth. The names are on two stone tablets that appear to be replacements for the original inscriptions. One of the faces of the plinth is very worn indeed, and carried the following inscription;-

THE LAND THEY LOVED SHALL WEAR THE FADELESS (?) CROWN HER WARRIORS GAVE HER.

This is a simple offset multi. The information needed is on the memorial and the cache is just a short walk awayat N54 22.ABC W001 37.DEF

For the Northings look at the panel headed 4TH BATTALION YORKS REGT T F CATTERICK DETACHMENT. 

A = The number of letters in the surname of the hero with the initials G E

B = The number of Lieutenants listed on this panel

C = The number of letter N's in the surname of the Sergeant on this panel

For the Westings look at the panel headed VARIOUS UNITS OF HIS MAJESTIES FORCES

D = The number of letters in J T's surname + the number of letters in the Gunner's surname

E = The number of letters in Sapper J's surname

F = The number of letters in F W's surname

 

Checksum = 31

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"We will remember them!“ If anybody would like to expand to this series please do, I would just ask that you could let Just-us-Two know first at justustwo1013@gmail.com so they can keep track of the memorial numbers and names to avoid any duplication.

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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)

Zntargvp

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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