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Share your First World War bus stories with the London Transport Museum

Posted  21 November 2013 in Projects and Resources  
By Kate Clements

Did any of your ancestors drive a bus during the First World War? Was your grandfather on the buses? Were your great aunts bus conductorettes? If so, London Transport Museum would love to hear your family stories or see any photographs or memorabilia you might have that survives from that time.

In 2014, London Transport Museum will mark the start of the First World War by honouring the unique contribution of hundreds of London bus drivers that went to the Western Front with their buses.

They played a vital role in supporting the Allied armies – moving troops, delivering supplies to the front and taking the wounded to safety. The bus crews, many of whom were volunteers, were recruited into the Army Service Corps, serving under difficult conditions and with the crews often living and sleeping in their vehicles.

Visit the London Transport Museum website for more information and to submit your story.

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