This cache is placed close to the bridge crossing over to the car park, is easily accessible for anyone, please be aware of muggles as this can be a busy area.
Ernest Samuel Boot
Ernest Samuel Boot always known as Sam, enlisted for WW1 in Ashby in 1914. He was born in 1897 in Hugglescote and was son of Frances and Sam - they lived at Melbourne Street, Coalville. He went to St John the Baptist Church and was educated at the Church School and the Wesleyan School.He was one of the First 50 enlisting in Coalville in August 1914 into the 5th (1/5th) Leicestershire Battalian with the other 49 recruits. He spent nearly two months under canvas on the High Tor of Charnwood Forest, also training at drill hall in Loughborough and the Institute at Thringstone. In early 1915 he embarked to France from Coalville Station. He died on 15th April 1915 in the Messines Sector of Belgium from a German sniper bullet. He was the youngest of the Famous 50 to be killed at only 18. He is remembered on the Clock tower in Coalville and at the Baptist Church. Images show him in the exhibition. He was created by Llynda Baugh, artist for the Famous 50 exhibition.
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 Lynda First50 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. Anyone is welcome to ask about how to get involved in setting a cache for a soldier.