Soldier settlers

The Soldier Settler story

Approximately 700 soldiers and their families established the Pikedale Soldier Settlement Scheme upon their return from WWI in 1919. By 1922 the numbers of families on the settlement had decreased somewhat.

The image to the left depicts the Soldier Settler story storyboard found outside Amiens State School on the corner of Amiens Rd and Post Office Lane, Amiens. 

A-K: Families of soldier settlement blocks in 1922

L-Z: Families of soldier settlement blocks in 1922

The tribute

In 2009, as a tribute to those families who were present in 1922, the Harslett family sought permission to erect a memorial in Amiens just west of the Amiens State School.

On the vertical pieces of granite were placed brass plaques listing the family names of soldiers and other people on settlement blocks in 1922. 

Click on an image to activate the magnifier so you can read the names. 

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