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War Memorial #251 ~ Burwell

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Hidden : 06/12/2017
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1 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

There are so many caches in the middle of Burwell that this one has to be a Multi, but GZ is only a short walk away. The start point is at the war memorial itself, so you will get to see this unusual memorial on the side of a vernacular village cottage of Burwell-made white bricks before finding the cache.

There are five stone plaques on the side of the house facing the public footpath with names of villagers who died in the 1914–1918 and 1939–1945 conflicts and above them is an inscription which tells that the cottage was built as a war memorial by the people of the village: IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING MEN OF THIS VILLAGE • WHO DIED FOR US IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919 • THIS COTTAGE WAS ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF BURWELL. It was to act as a nurse's home for the district nurse.

The memorial was unveiled on 20 February 1921 in the presence of Colonel Clayton.

As the 20th century progressed (and it was also discovered that there were additions to be made to the original lists) new space was needed and in June 2003 the War Memorials Trust gave £250 towards building two side wings on which to honour villagers who had died in other conflicts. The memorial was re-dedicated on Sunday 13 October 2003 and unveiled by the Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire.

The latest name to be added is that of Private Robert Hayes who died in Afghanistan on 3 January 2010.

Examine the monument and look for the initials indicated by question marks below. When you find each initial, turn it into a number (following A = 1, B = 2 C = 3 etc.):

The cache is at:

N52 16.(PTE. ?. CAFFYN),0,(PTE. ?. J. W. BOWERS)


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 so they can keep track of the memorial numbers and names to avoid any duplication.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ba gur tebhaq oruvaq vil. EUF vs lbh unir lbhe onpx gb gur ebnq.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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