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War Memorial #1207 ~ George Allan Maling VC

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Hidden : 10/31/2020
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   other (other)

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War Memorial #1207 ~ George Allan Maling VC

This cache is the bonus cache to Sunderland's Mowbray Park Adventure. You must complete that to get the coords for this cache - see QR code and link below. Please also note that the park is only open 8am until Dusk.

On 25th September 1915 near Fauquissart, France Lieutenant Maling worked for over 24 hours with untiring energy, collecting and treating in the open, under heavy shell fire, more than 300 men. During the morning of the 25th he was temporarily stunned by the bursting of a large high explosive shell which wounded his only assistant and killed several of his patients. A second shell covered him and his instruments with debris, but he continued his gallant work single-handed.

He was gazetted for the VC for his actions on 18th November 1915, and was presented with the VC by King George V at Buckingham Palace on 15th January 1916. George was appointed temporary captain on 18th January and served at the Military Hospital Grantham until returning to the front in 1917 to join 34th Field Ambulance in 11th Division until the end of the war. He relinquished his commission on 8th April 1919.

This War Memorial cache is a bonus cache to the Mowbray Park Adventure Lab Cache

 

***** PLEASE NOTE IMPORTANT *****
CACHES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE PLACED ON ACTUAL MEMORIALS OR WITHIN THE BOUNDARY OF SUCH

AT ALL TIMES PLEASE TREAT LOCATIONS OF MEMORIALS WITH RESPECT

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

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