Newport Bus

Remembers Fallen Staff

 

In August 2014 Newport Bus initiated a commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the start of the First World War. Six buses were adorned with appropriate graphics to commemorate the event. The details of the commemorations were detailed on the Newport Bus website but some of that information has since been removed and has been lost. This web page has recorded the information and details of the commemoration.

 

 

There were three initiatives that were implemented and are shown in the photos above.

          Alexander Dennis Enviro 200, 307 YX61DVT was adorned with an entire graphic wrap showing poppies and soldier silhouettes and a We Will Remember Them Poppy graphic on the rear

          Five Scania OmniCity buses had the We Will Remember Them Poppy graphic on the rear and were each named after one of the Five Newport Corporation employees who were killed during the First World War

          All the buses in the fleet were adorned with a single Poppy logo on their front, except the six special ones which had two.

 

 

The 5 Named Scania OmniCities

 

49 YN07VCL - Rifleman Walter John Williams

Rifleman WJ Williams of the 1st Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment. He died 8 May 1915, aged 37 and is remembered at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. The Menin Gate is one of four memorials to the missing in Belgian Flanders which cover the area known as the Ypres Salient.

Name & decals carried 8/2014 to 12/2016

 

 

59 YN53GGX - Rifleman Edward James Bailey

Rifleman EJ Bailey D Coy. of the 1st Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment. He died 29 April 1915 aged 18 and is remembered at Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery at Ypres, Belgium. Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery was started by French troops in 1914 and was taken over by Commonwealth forces in April 1915. The cemetery no contains 1,175 Commonwealth burials of the First World War.

Name & decals carried 8/2014 to 05/2019

Name transferred to 41 YN54AOA 7/2019

Name transferred to 64 YN53GGY 8/2019

 

 

62 YV03PZS - Lance Corporal C Jones

Lance Corporal C Jones of the 2nd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment. He died 1 July 1916 aged 26 and is remembered at Thiepval Memorial. The Thiepval Memorial t the missing of the Somme is a major war memorial to 72,195 missing British and South African men who died in the Battles of the Somme of the First World War between 1915 and 1918 with no known grave.

Name & decals carried 8/2014 to 5/2016

 

 

64 YN53GGY - Private John Nicholas Murray

Private JN Murray 1st (West Riding) Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. He died 12 November 1917, aged 20 and is remembered at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery in Belgium. The cemetery contains 9,901 Commonwealth burials of the First World War. The cemetery is the second largest Commonwealth cemetery in Belgium.

Name carried 8/2014 to 08/2019; Rear decals removed 7/2019

Name transferred to 60 YN53GGU 8/2019

 

 

117 YT11LUJ - Private Albert Edward Passmore

Private AE Passmore of the 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borders. He died on 29 November 1917, aged 19 and is remembered at Cambrai Memorial in Lourveral. The Cambrai Memorial to the Missing is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission memorial for the missing soldiers of the First World War who fought in the Battle of Cambrai on the Western Front.

Name & decals carried 8/2014 to 12/2016

 

 

 

 

307 YX61DVT Wrap decals carried 8/2014 to 10/2015

 

 

 

Related Information:

https://newporttransport.worldsecuresystems.com/media/WWI-We-will-remember-them

https://newporttransport.worldsecuresystems.com/media/wwi-memorial-bus-nephew-visits-newport-bus