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War Memorial #914 - Headcorn - Mole's SOS Multi-cache

Hidden : 11/06/2019
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Geocache Description:

Another in Mole's Series of Series – War Memorial #914

Some time ago (June 2009 through to August 2010) we had put together a series of caches and the theme of those was ‘Series’ – collectively known as Mole’s SOS (Series of Series)

Each cache was, in their own right, part of a group of caches (a series) around the country each following a theme linked to a landmark or object, such as churches, ponds and in this case War Memorials .
Each ‘series’ was devised by an individual cacher who either retained the series and developed it on their own such as the ‘ponds, dewponds and lakes’ series by martletsman or encouraged other cachers to add to the series with the request to advise the originator of a new addition in order to keep tabs of the increasing number and save duplication – such as the church micro series, which is managed by sadexploration (This is now the largest linked series of caches in the world)

There are some series of caches which do not get referred to by a rolling number allocated by the originator (like church micro #176), instead these others are referred to by their location – such as the motorway mayhem series where the motorway and the junction distinguish it from any other.

As a result 22 caches were put together highlighting 20 different series (if you want to find these search ‘Mole’s SOS’ in the cache name box, mainly found around the Tonbridge area)

Having moved away from Tonbridge in 2017 however, we adopted out the early part of the SOS series (the first 22) and these are now owned by cachers local to Tonbridge – all still active caches.

So now adding to this series further... War Memorial series

Simply a series of geocaches placed nearby to and highlighting War Memorials.


This memorial stands in the middle of the High Street in Headcorn. It is in a cenoptaph style obelisk and is inset with red marble. The plaques commemorate those who died from World War 1 and 2. There are also plaques on the sides, one is a soldier charging with bayonet fixed and the other a naval gunner firing his gun. On the back you will see a black laurel wreath.
There are 37 names for World War 1 and 10 for World War 2.



On to this cache :-

You will get most of your information from the plaques on the front and the final bit from nearby.

A = How many surnames begin with ‘F’ from WW1
B = How many surnames begin with ‘C’ from WW1
C = How many surnames begin with ‘E’ from WW1
D = How many surnames begin with ‘A’ from WW2
E = How many surnames begin with ‘L’ from WW2
F = Numerical value of the middle letter on the small black circular cover found very close
Cache can be found at N51 09.(B*C)(B*E)(D+F) E000 37.(A+B)(A+F)(F+E)

Note: following Remembrance day - wreaths may be obscuring some of the info 
Thus :- The cache can be found using the following

N51 09.(B*C)(B*C)(B+C) E000 37.(A+B)(A+F)(F+C)

Due to proximity and suitable locations the cache will be found around ½ mile from the Memorial

Please note this cache is hand crafted and needs to be handled carefully - there is also a tether, do not pull on this, there is no need - it is there to prevent cache creep. Thank you






If you cannot find the cache, do not assume it missing and do not put a throwdown as a replacement. Maintenance is the responsibility of the CO – if any is required, please add a ‘Needs Maintenance’ log to highlight the issue.


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Orgjrra gehaxf bs gerr - Unaqyr jvgu pner naq cyrnfr pbire nf sbhaq jvgu angheny pnzb

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)