First 50 heroes
The Coalville Heroes series celebrates the first fifty volunteers from the Coalville area to take part in the Great War of 1914-18. Most enrolled in August 1914 and left for training on October 30th 1914. They trained at High Tor in Charnwood and Loughborough, then traveled to Southampton to take the steamer to France. Of the 50 volunteer soldiers, 22 returned. Each geocache commemorating a true volunteer soldier.
A local charity, helped by hundreds of local people, created an exhibition – 'The Famous 50', which has to date (Nov 2018) had over 12,000 visitors.
Clifford Ernest Scott was born in Blaby in 1895 and was the son of Walter and Kate. His father was station master at Blaby and Coalville. Prior to signing up he was a telegram messenger & clerk for the LNWR and he was a member of the YMCA. He died in 1916 in Ypres, Belgium when a shell hit the dugout in trench 50. He was created for the exhibition by the Thomas Russel School in Barton.
This cache was placed by Bazhornet with the permission of the landowner.
The GAGB are coordinating this series. Here is a link to the page: https://www.gagb.org.uk/first50heroes.php
You can also watch a film about the First 50 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq4-AeN6Was