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War Memorial #929 ~ Giffnock

A cache by AbrachHutchison Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 11/29/2019
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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For discretion and unless you are in a wheelchair, please do not return from the cache along the same route. Information can be gathered by wheelchair users, however gradients around the route to the final may require assistance. Retrieval of the cache may also require assistance.

Erected in 1921, on land donated to the War Memorial Committee by the adjacent Giffnock South Parish Church.

Unveiled by the then local MP, Joseph Johnstone with bandsmen and servicemen from Hamilton Military Depot in attendance. The memorial was designed by John Watson F.R.I.B.A. and the plans drawn up by George B. Walker, both of whom worked free of charge.

The local men killed in World War I are listed on the cenotaph, with the men killed in World War II recorded on the rear wall.

A = the number of letters in the surname starting with T on the WW1 plaque

B = the number of names replaced on the WW1 plaque

C = the number of “ties” on the fascines at the edge of each plaque

D = the number of soldiers remembered, whose surnames end in X

E = the number of names replaced on the WW2 plaques

F = the number of letters in the first surname starting with the initial B on the WW2 plaques

R = (B+E)-D

S = the number of words in the quotation at the bottom of the WW1 plaque - F

T = the number of plaques on the whole memorial – the number of SV posts to the right of the memorial

U = the number of letters in the name of the English town on the drainage gully at the edge of the flower bed

V = the number of tassels on the colours

Thank you to dug1903 for pointing out my error, now amended.

Intermediate at: N55 47.ABC W004 18.RST

Once at the intermediate point, use the following Bearing DEF degrees. UVm


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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Oruvaq gur vil pbirerq srapr.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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