WW1 Battlefield Tours

We can cater for groups wishing to make a trip to the First World War battlefields from the Channel Islands. What would be simpler than boarding a Jersey Military Tours' vehicle at home and driving there and back. Commemoration and Memorial Tours as well as Educational Tours. WW1 and WW2 Battlefield Tours

The best tours for a visitor to the First World War battlefields are generally those which follow a family relative’s footsteps and/ or a specific military unit. I will devise a tour which follows such a family member’s or unit’s involvement in specific battles or campaigns, and my research where to go and what to see which will make your commemoration or memorial journey all the more special.

So if you are thinking about making up a group to undertake such a tour, contact me to discuss options using our Contact page.

I am also happy to organise trips including children – I have found that the experience for them is equally rewarding as adults. The best tour that I have done was a commemoration involving three generations of a World War One soldier making that journey!

Marc Yates

Accredited Badged Member of the Guild of Battlefield Guides

 

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Conflict Archaelogy – soldiers’ identity tags

This is a short piece which I wrote for a conflict archaeology course about identity tags as memory objects relating to a recent modern conflict.  The First World War identity tags are my grandfather’s . To describe them, I would start by saying that each British and Empire soldier had two tags. These tags could be made of metal or …

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One hundred years on at Passchendaele – ZERO HOUR

In 2017, the weather has been wet and the night air has had a chill to it. Having got up early, I headed out of Ypres north-eastwards towards Passchendaele and ZERO HOUR. Making my way along the small roads which crisscross the fields which were the battlefield, it is only too apparent that this place is wet! Even with working …

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Major Edward Hingston

Died: 28 Mach 1915 Age: 44 Edward Hingston, youngest son of Mrs. Hingston, of Upper King’s Cliff, Jersey, was born 3rd November 1870. He entered College in 1882, leaving in 1886. In the following year, he passed into Woolwich, and two years later obtained a commission in the Royal Engineers. He did three years of duty in India, and held …

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