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The men of the Parish of Netley Marsh in the New Forest who fell in the First World War are being commemorated in a new geocache launched this week.

The ‘Lost at Sea’ cache was created together with the 6th New Forest North, Netley Marsh Scout Group to highlight the loss of 7 of these men at sea.

If you would like to find the geocache, follow this link to get started here.

The website will direct hunters to the village memorial where they will need to read the names to find the missing letters and crack the code that will lead to the hidden cache. Inside is an information sheet with details of the 7 men lost at sea, and a map pinpointing the most local of the 700 South Coast wrecks. Finders get to sign the log book and trade ‘treasure’, keyrings, badges etc. It’s a great way to get children out for a walk!

The launch of this geocache made the local news – read more about it here.