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First 50 Heroes — George l Andrews

Hidden : 07/21/2018
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Geocache Description:

This is a multi-cache. Look for clues at the stated coordinates, which lead you to the geocache.

The starting point for this cache is the memorial stone for the fantastic fifty, and around you in the park are 50 trees, one planted for each soldier. Look at the stone to find the date that the memorial stone was placed, where the day is a, the month is bc, and year is defg

The geocache is then at N52 42 g (a+b) d, W001 22 e (b-c) (f+b)

George l Andrews

George was born in December 1894 in Ravenstone. On leaving school he became a miner at the nearby Ibstock Colliery. George enlisted at Coalville in mid - August 1914 into the 5th (1/5th) Leicestershire Battalion. With the other 49 recruits he spent nearly two months under canvas on the High Tor of Charnwood Forest, also training at the Drill Hall in Loughborough and the institute at nearby Thringstone.

In early 1915 he embarked for France from Coalville station. George was to spend nearly five months on the Western front, as a private soldier in 'B' Company, being killed instantly on the 23rd July 1915, aged 20. The Germans had detonated a mine under his frontline trench.

First 50 Heroes

The Coalville Heroes Series celebrates the first fifty volunteers from our area to take part in the Great War of 1914-18. Each geocache commemorates a real volunteer and describes his activities during the Great War.

This cache was placed by Grizzly Pair with kind permission of the landowner.

The GAGB are helping to coordinate this series. Please get in touch if you would like to be involved.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Oevqtr ghor, zvpeb pbagnvare

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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