Newport buses mark First World War

The decorated WW1 buses at Newport Transport. Pictured in the line-up from (lt), Councillor Chris Evans, Peter Hall, Newport Mayor Councillor Matthew Evans, Scott Pearson, managing director, Councillor Herbert Thomas, Chairman of Newport Transport (881159

The decorated WW1 buses at Newport Transport (8811098)

First published in Gwent news

DURING the First World War, five Newport Corporation Transport staff enlisted and gave their lives to defend the way of life we now all enjoy freely.

To show their gratitude to these brave men, Newport Bus has dedicated a vehicle to each of these fallen soldiers.

Each of the dedicated vehicles will proudly display the rank and name of their soldier on the front of the vehicle with information about him displayed inside.

The vehicles will be used on services all over the city.

They will also travel around Cardiff, Cwmbran and Chepstow.

A sixth vehicle will also have a full wrapped design which will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

It is dedicated to all who have served this country.

For more information about those soldiers who died, pick up a copy of the South Wales Argus on Monday.

Inside there will be a special First World War commemorative supplement with all the information you may like to know.

A Newport Transport spokesman said that the company will also be opening a book of remembrance at their Head Office on Corporation Road in the main reception.

Peter Hall, who is an employee of Newport Transport, researched the information about the five fallen men of Newport Corporation Transport.

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