British private served as bus driver with Motor Transport Auxiliary, Army Service Corps on Western Front, 1914-1918
REEL 1 Aspects of period as civilian bus driver with London General Omnibus Coy in London, GB, 1912-1914: joining company as driver, 1912; learning to drive at Battersea Garage; types of buses; introduction of B-type bus. Aspects of period as driver with Motor Transport Auxiliary, Army Service Corps in GB, 10/1914: volunteering to drive bus on Western Front, 10/1914; enlistment in London, 17/10/1914; issue of uniform; conversion of buses to military use. Aspects of operations as driver with Motor Transport Auxiliary, Army Service Corps on Western Front, 10/1914-11/1918: transporting troops to and from front line in Ypres sector, Belgium; military situation, 1914; working hours; use of buses to carry wounded; leave; transporting troops of 1st/14th Bn London Regt (London Scottish) at St Omer; driving at night; attitude to being under shellfire; memories of American troops; transporting cavalry units to front line trenches; story of Indian troops with frostbite; maintenance of buses; description of B-type bus and opinion of reliability; role during on Somme Offensive, 1918; demobilisation at Crystal Palace, London, 3/1919; gratuity; opinion of rations.
REEL 2 Continues: Aspects of employment as bus driver in London, GB, 1919-1939: types of buses driven; police driving test; licence needed to drive bus; question of bus stops; relations with passengers; replacement of horse buses; uniform; competition between bus companies; wages and hours; fares; memories of General Strike, 5/1926. Aspects of period as bus driver in London, GB, 1939-1945: death of son Able Seaman George Gwynn aboard SS Registan, 29/9/1942; destruction of home by V1 Flying Bomb, 1944; use of air raid shelters; description of bomb damage and casualties.