War Memorial ~ Malton
In Gratitude and Honour of those from this town who gave their lives in the Great War 1914 -1919, the Second World War 1939 -1945 and other major conflicts 1946-
Live thou for England, we for England died
Patience ~ Mercy ~ Justice ~ Obedience ~ Sacrifice ~ Courage
The site for the War Memorial at the top of Yorkersgate was recommended by the Malton War Memorial Committee. Immediately after the First World War, it was proposed that the town’s memorial should take the form of rebuilding the local hospital. Despite enthusiastic collections however, the money for this was not forthcoming from the community. Plans for a large cross to be placed in the Market Place outside St Michael’s church also came to nothing. It was eventually agreed to build the memorial on the enclosed triangle of ground where a Russian cannon from Sevastopol (claimed by allied forces in 1855) already stood commemorating the Crimean War. It had been, until 1883 sited in the Market Place until it was moved to Yorkersgate - along with a German gun from WW1; they both went for scrap in WW2, along with the iron railings that surrounded the plot.
2019 saw a comprehensive overhaul of the site including structural repairs, the addition of wrought iron railings and new planters.
The memorial takes the form of a handsome Yorkshire stone octagonal cross, 26ft. 6in. high on a cruciform plinth base and hexagonal base. The rear is a built-up semi-circular wall 12 courses high bearing the names of the fallen on tablets with guardian lions on top of the angled wall and behind a flat memorial garden. The memorial, which cost about £1,000, was raised by public subscription.
The architect was a Mr. Leslie Moore and the builder a Mr. Oldfield. It was unveiled on Sunday, 13th March 1921 by Earl Fitzwilliam. The Yorkshire Gazette of 19th March 1921 carries an account of the unveiling ceremony containing a list of all those who laid wreaths and names those to whom they were in memory of.
To solve this multi-cache you will need to obtain the following information:
A = No. of heroes by the name of Brewer
B = No. of Memorial Benches minus No. of Guardian Lions
C = No. of heroes by the name of Smith plus No. of heroes by the name of Shaw
D = No. of letters in the surname of the hero listed under the heading 1946-
E = No. of poppies on a bench minus No. of soldiers on a bench minus No. of trees in memorial garden
F = No. of heroes by the name of Harrison plus No. of heroes by the name of Walker
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