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War Memorial #293 ~ Wembury

A cache by Wembury Local History Society Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 12/11/2016
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This is one of 11 Geocaches supported by Wembury Local History Society. It is a War Memorial Geocache and recognses the the people of Wembury who died serving our country in wars of the 20th and 21st centuries. Joshua Hammond died in Afghanistan just eight days before his 19th birthday, the bench is dedicated to his life. The cache has been placed a little way from Joshua’s bench with full permission of his father, Peter Hammond.


IMPORTANT: There is limited mobile signal (phone or Internet) in Wembury. Make sure you have downloaded all that you need (especially the hint) before you leave.

This is a Multicache.  The coordinates take you to the place where you will be able to puzzle out the position of the geocache's hiding place. Please do not dig around in this area as the cache is not here.   Take your time at this beautiful place, sit and think about what this place means.  Think of this young man, his sacrifice and also of his family.

To find the cache, solve this puzzle:  AB.AC.DBBA - AD.AC.EAAB.

Work out what numbers the letters A to E represent.

From this work out the co ordinates for the actual cache - N 50 19.A(D+E)(C-D). W 004 05.(C-D)EC.

Overhead foliage affects the stability of the GPS, be prepared for a bit of a search.

Please replace the cache exactly as per hint, well out of sight. Thank you.

 

There are three more War Graves in the Churchyard, two in the Old Yard and one in the New Yard.  

Private Jeremiah Siyabi of the South Africa Native Labour Contingent - (1873 - 30th March 1918) - Plot 1 Old yard.

Charles Smith, a Stoker in the Royal Navy (1883 - 13th March 1920) - Plot 189 Old Yard.

Private Florence Maggie Louise Easterbrook, Army - Auxiliary Territorial Service - Women's Services (1919 - 28th July 1944) - Plot C14 New Yard.  

Inside the church are two commemorative plaques to parishioners who died serving their country in the two World Wars.

More about the the history of St Werburgh's Church can be found in Graham Naylor's article https://someolddevonchurches.wordpress.com/2016/05/02/st-werburghs-church-wembury/

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The series is dedicated to those who fought for their country. "We will remember them!”

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)

Ng gur onfr bs n gerr ba gur yrsg bs gur FJPC jura jnyxvat njnl sebz Jrzohel. Jrg srrg ba fgrcf, lbh'ir tbar gbb sne.

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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