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 Company in London, GB, 1912-1914: joined LGOC as driver, 1912; taught to drive at Battersea garage; types of buses; introduction of B-type bus; volunteered to drive bus on Western Front. 10/1914. Aspects of operations as bus driver with Motor Transport Auxiliary, Army Service Corps on Western Front, 1914-1918: enlistment, 10/1914; issued with uniform; buses converted to military use; description of transporting troops to and from line in Ypres sector, Belgium; military situation in 1914; working hours; use of buses to carry wounded; leave; memories of London Scottish troops; all driving done at night; attitude to being under shellfire; memory of American troops; transportation of cavalry into front line; story of Indian cavalry with frostbite; maintenance of buses; description of B-type bus and opinion of reliability; role in operations on Somme, 1918; demobilisation at Crystal Palace, 1919; gratuity; opinion of rations.
REEL 2 Continues: Aspects of post-war life and employment as bus driver in London: types of buses driven; police driving test; licence to drive bus; question of bus stops; relations with passengers; replacement of horse buses; uniform; competition between bus companies; wages and hours; fares; memory of General Strike, 1926; various memories of period as civilian bus driver in London, 1939-1945: death of sons in war; house destroyed by flying bomb; air raid shelters; description of bomb damage and casualties.