Arthur Gannon’s Peace Carriers wore one of the features of the recent Wellington Peace Celebrations procession. They made a fine display, comprising nine vehicles drawn by-twenty horses, all elaborately decorated, and from one of the lorries the above typical bulldog, robed in a Union Jack gazed intently down on the crowds. In addition to the above display Arthur Gannon who is a returned lieutenant of the Maori Pioneers N.Z.E.F., placed a number of Lorries and expresses at the free disposal of the Salvation Army, etc
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Rangi was the son of Edna Hiria Gannon, nee Kelly and Arthur Gannon. Several of his letters and photographs feature on Window Into WW1.
Hand written inscription reads: 'Daddy' love for Rangi Xmas 1917
"Darling I do miss you both. How grand it will be when all this is over, but sweetheart the end is not in sight yet: You say, "you hope I will remain in Sling for some time" up to the present your wish is gratified - I am still on the Staff - I have a good position. When I receive orders to go "over-seas" I will cable you - so don't be anxious about me."
"I am sorry to hear you have been having a crook spin with the children and poor old Una nearly passed her ticker. Well Old thing, you will soon have the old man home now both in fact but Wata will race me home I think. What a time will all have."
"I wish you and Rangi could see all these places too. Someday we must try and arrange it - it would be an education for Rangi. In New Zealand we live in a very narrow groove - to travel broadens ones views..."