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First 50 Heroes - Walter Pettit

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Hidden : 10/30/2018
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Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Netley Military Cemetery - Royal Victoria Country Park

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At the published co-ords you will see information boards.

A = Cost per mile in pence.

BC = How much in todays money.

Go to the Cemetery Gates waypoint

Look at the middle Gate.

F = Middle bar. Counting left to right what number is the half broken spear head.

G = Upper bar: How many spear heads.

H = Middle bar. How many spear heads are completely missing.

The cache is at n50 52.(C-G)(B-H)(G-A)  w001 19.(F+H)(A+B)(F-B)



Walter Pettit

Walter Pettit was born in 1895 Horm-in-Sea Cambridge son of Harry and Louisa. On the 1911 census he lived at 64 Ibstock Road Ellistown. He worshipped at St John the Baptist Church and attended the school on grange road. He was a miner in Nailstone before the war.


He did not survive the war and was killed by an enemy shell in Mansion House Dump in 1917 Vermelles.

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 with kind permission of Hampshire Countryside Services.

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

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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