Not only will the buses carry the names and dates the soldier was killed on the outside they will also tell a little of the soldiers story and loss inside the bus. A booklet telling their stories in more detail has been produced by us and is for sale at the Purfleet Heritage Centre with all monies raised from it going to the museum to help keep our local heritage preserved.
That the buses are all used on routes in the local area, passing many of the soldiers homes, schools and work places, as well as the war memorial will ensure a very unique and local way of remembering these men. As we at Ensignbus have been based in and around Purfleet for 35 years and as a supporter of military charities and our armed services we wanted to do ‘our bit’ to ensure the sacrifices of local men was not forgotten. So if you see one of the named buses on the road, or you are inside and able to read about the man, take a few moments to reflect on them with pride.