Jeremy Banning BEng (Hons), MA


Welcome to my website. I am a military historian and researcher specialising in the First World War. 

I have collaborated on a number of books and have acted as principal researcher for many others as well as BBC television and radio documentaries. I was a founder member of the La Boisselle Study Group which conducted archaeological and historical work on the Somme from 2011-13.

Television credits include the BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? (2012 & 2020), BBC Wales series Coming Home (2012, 2014 & 2016). TV research work includes various Time Team Specials, BBC Four’s The Somme: Secret Tunnel Wars (2013) and acting as Historical Consultant for BBC Two’s War of Words: Soldier-Poets of the Somme (2014) and the three-part series ‘The Somme 1916 – From Both Sides of the Wire’ (2016).

I passionately believe in educating future generations about the First World War and provide a variety of services to schools including talks, workshops and research. I visit schools as part of the ‘Heritage Schools’ programme provided by Historic England and have worked with the National Trust on their Sanctuary from the Trenches project.

I also provide the following services:

  • Archival Researchjust what did your relative do in the war?
  • Battlefield Toursever fancied visiting the battlefields and walking in your forebears footsteps? Please watch my short promotional film above.
  • Lectureshear me speak on a variety of subjects.

Please take a look around my site; my blog and image galleries are updated regularly. If you require my services or have any questions then please Contact Me.