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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Lieutenant-Colonel Malcolm Robertson Pocock, D.S.O.

Decorations and Awards: Distinguished Service Order Died: 5th November 1917 Age: 41 Malcolm Robertson Pocock, son of Mrs. Pocock, of Dunstable, was born 17th May, 1876. He entered [Victoria] College in 1886 and passed into Sandhurst in 1892. He was in the Cricket XI and Football XV in his last two years. Having been gazetted to the 28th Punjabis, he …

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Captain Robert Colvill-Jones M.C.

Awards and Decorations: Military Cross Died: 4th November 1918 Age: 22 Robert Colvill-Jones was the eldest son of R Colvill-Jones. He and his two brothers entered College in January 1911, and remained till midsummer in the following year when the family returned to the Argentine. Robert was barely eighteen when he came over with a large number of other young …

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Captain Herbert Frank Brownton Ryley

Died: 2nd November 1914 Age: 36 Herbert Frank Brownton Ryley, son of Major F Ryley, of Claremont Court, Jersey, was born 11th September, 1878. He entered [Victoria College] in 1889 and left at the end of the same year. Later he went to Rugby, and on leaving school went into the Army through the Militia, becoming Second Lieutenant in The …

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