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War Memorial #1423 ~ Eastcote Multi-cache

Hidden : 02/10/2021
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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***** 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


This monument is erected as a memorial to the men of Eastcote who gave their lives for their country and as a record of their loyalty of the men of Eastcote who served in HM Forces in the First World War and to the wounded who passed through Eastcote hospital. On the opposite side of the road,towards your right now a hotel was Field End lodge the home of Benjamin James Hall and his wife Annie. They offered their home as an auxiliary military hospital run by the voluntary aid detachment.

In 1917 the Halls obtained permission to erect a small war shrine, (supposedly made of timber from HMS Britannia,) near the hospital on a patch of grass in the centre of the junction of Field End Road with Bridle Road ​in commemoration. 

Due to an increase in road traffic the memorial was prone to damage on the crossroads site and was moved to its current location and was replaced with a stone memorial cross, presented to Eastcote by Benjamin and Annie Hall.

You will also note one of the plaques has the Kohima memorial tribute

The epitaph is found on many memorials and monuments -

“When you go home, tell them of us and say, for your tomorrows we gave our today.”

 

To find the final location of the cache you need to find the following information.

Date when the monument was moved to current location. Let this be ABCD

Number of benches inside the memorial gardens. Let this be E

Total number of words engraved on all the benches. Let this be F

N51 E(C+C).(D-C)(B-A)(F-F) W000 CE.D(C+E)A

Check sum = 48

You are looking for a 35mm film canister. BYOP

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Zntargvp - bccbfvgr ‘68’

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)