The war memorial commemorates the men of Pocklington lost in the First World War. Built by J Richardson of Pocklington, the cost was raised by their surviving comrades. It was unveiled on 20 November 1921 by the mothers of the first and last comrades to die, with local clergy in attendance. Railings on a curb around the memorial, which were erected after the unveiling and were still there in 1940, have gone. The flagpole which stands behind the memorial on a two-stage base is post-1940.
The memorial is 4m tall. It comprises a Yorkshire brown stone cross on a tapering octagonal Yorkshire white stone shaft. This stands on a square pedestal of the same Yorkshire white stone. The pedestal bears the inscription TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF OUR COMRADES WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918. The pedestal stands on a two-stepped base in a paved area, flanked by two small lawns with flower beds.
This is a multi-cache and can be found a short distance away at 53° 55.ABC W 000° 46.DEF by working out the coordinates from the clues below.
A=Number of heroes mentioned on the front of the memorial minus 2
B=On the left side of the memorial, number of letters of the surname of the hero Arthur J
C=On the right side of the memorial, number of letters in the first name of the hero Foster
D= Look at the information board to the left of the memorial, there is a photo with the men from A company. What is the number of the regiment?
E=On the rear of the memorial, number of letters of the first name of the hero W Robson
F=Look at the information board to the right of the memorial, there is a photo of the Pocklington School of Cadet corps in 191?
Checksum is 41
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