Brandon War Memorial
Immediately after the conclusion of the First World War Brandon discussed its own memorial to those men from the town whom had been killed. In January 1919 a committee, created to discuss what form the memorial should take, discussed their disappointment that they had not been offered a decent war trophy to display in the town. Perhaps a captured German machine gun or mortar would be befitting of a town who had done so much for the war effort, especially as one of its own, Walter Norton, had been involved in the first ever capture of an enemy tank by the British Army. One committee member suggested that the machine gun could be mounted on a plinth on the Market Hill to serve as the memorial. Some supported a similar view that a memorial, minus the machine gun, should be erected on the Market Hill and be surrounded by a small chain fence. Others liked a stained glass window or a brass tablet in the church, or even the building of a cottage hospital, whilst the Rev Mensink, from the Baptist Church, remarked that some people he had spoken to wanted a memorial erected in the Cemetery because this was a place that belonged to the people and it would be taken care of and be seen by every person visiting the Cemetery. The committee chairman at the time, Colonel Hamilton, who lived at Brandon House, agreed but the talking continued.
By the summer of 1919 the townspeople had donated more than £240 in cash to get the building started on the memorial and the committee finally decided that it should be erected in the cemetery.
Building work commenced, resulting in the unveiling of the memorial on Sunday 17th October 1920.
The Cache is not within the Church Yard but the answers to the below are with kind permission from Rev. Sharron Coburn inviting all to go hunting.
Please bring a pen and tweezers
The Final location of the cache is at N52 AB.CDE E000 FG.HJK
AB = No. of Letters in the First Line under the 1914 - 1918
C = No. of Charles's and No. of Walter's less "D" equals.
D = No. of Royal Fusiliers Commemorated in the Korean War.
E = No. of Henry's equals.
F = No. People called Mutum.
G = No. of People called Kent.
H = No. of Letters in the Regiment Alfred W Field belonged to.
JK = No. of Letters in the last row of the Salutation times 2 equals.
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org so they can keep track of the memorial numbers and names to avoid any duplication. OR (If your cache page is in html then please copy the text at the bottom of this page instead)