With the end of the First World War and the troops that would be returning from Europe in mind, Canada’s 1917 Soldier Settlement Act, and its 1919 revision, made land grants and loans available to soldiers. A person who had been in active service during the First World War and who was eligible for a free homestead entry under the Soldier Settlement Act was known as a Soldier Settler.
These records consist of single-line register entries noting applications for grants. Entries list name, homestead number, date of application, date of grant, land description, area (acreage), fee, application number, district number, list number, and remarks.
The early books also contain reference to the date of first occupancy, the expiry of term, folio general register, and patent reference number.