This war memorial was unveiled on the 5th of August 1905, and shows a Boer War Tommy in Khaki Drill uniform lunging with rifle, bayonet fixed. The bayonet however is no more, having been broken off in the 1950s by children swinging on it. There are plaques on all four sides, listing those who fell, died of their injuries or sickness, and those who served, from the Darlington area.
The unveiling of the memorial by Field Marshall Roberts
The final co-ordinates are at N54 AB.CDE W001 FG.HJK, where ...
A= Front plaque, 13th digit
B= Front plaque, how many sergeants are listed ?
C= Front plaque, how many letters in the 5th word on the 4th line ?
D = Right hand plaque, How many troopers are listed, - 23 ?
E = Right hand plaque, Captains' surname, -1 ?
F = Left hand plaque, 1st surname, divided by 2
G = Left hand plaque, Last surname - 8 ?
H = Rear plaque, 1st surname, -5 ?
J = Rear plaque, 2nd column, how many letters in the lieutenant's surname ?
K = Rear plaque, how many of the 1st V.D.L.I. served with the B.N.F. ?
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