1952 Christchurch Transport Board (NZ) AEC Regal IV with either Crossley or Park Royal body (fleet number obscured by the prams). It was common practice to dangle prams, pushchairs and bicycles from the hangers on the front of a bus.
His helmet says he is in Hell but his face says it is worth it. His smile is what stands out the most to me. So yeah, he is going through war and fighting and it is basically like a second Hell but he still can manage to put a smile on his face.