Military settlements within the Kresy regions

After the end of both wars, the First World War and the Polish - Russian War of 1920 the surviving soldiers were given the chance to settle and buy land in the Eastern Borderlands of the fledgling Polish Republic. The amount of land was determined by how much a man could purchase or if he was a valiant soldier the State would award him that land free of charge. There was assistance provided in terms of cheap loans to those that needed them. This is the rough percentage of the total distribution of the settlers within the four main districts

Most of the settlements were destroyed, and the ones that managed to survive did so by the "Ukrainian neighbours" occupying the settlements when their original owners were deported. There were cases that the "New" owners were already waiting to move in when the original occupants were hearded of to cattle wagons to be deported to the Siberian outposts.

An incomplete list of the settlers is available, click on the corresponding link to go to that list.

Region

Percentage

Grodno and Nowogrod

28%

Polesie

13%

Wolyn

43%

Wilno

13%

Grodno and Nowogrod(White Russia)

 Maly Olzew

 Szczytniki

 Pilatowicze

Wilanow

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 Podole

Cezarowka

Hallerczyn

Holoskowice

Proszowa

Sodowka Gregolec

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Polesie

Zabuze

 Lohwinowicze 

Balaskowszczyna

Niechniewicze

Klucz

Chlewiszcze

Granatow

Chylin

Krzemienice

 Kobryn

Listopadowka

Osownica

 Adampol

 Owzicze

 Gieniuga

Stawy

 Horka

Trebiezow

 Jodance

Wolawel

 Kajszowka

Wolawka

Kuszelewo 

Zabczyce

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Memories from a settlement

 

Wolyn

 Antonin

Niwek

 Arsonowicze

Ostrow

 Bajonowka

Pilsudczanka

 Beweder

Pomorzanka

 Boleswawice

Pruski

 Bortnica

Radzwillow

 Chorow

Rejtanow

 Chrobrowicze

Reymontowicze

 Chrobrow

Reymontow

 Chrynow

Rokitnianka

 Dorotycze

Sienkiewicze

 Sary-Dorotycze

Starystaw

 Drozdow

Stasin

Hallerowo

Sutkowszczyzna

Janina

Szczurzyn

Janowka

Sztun

Jazlowiecka

Szwolerzerow

Jelomalin

Szwolezerowka

Karczowka

Teklowka

Konstantynow

Topule

Kosciuszkow

Ulanowice

Krechowiecka

Ulanowka

Kurhany, by Horyn

Wielkopolanka

Listopadowka

Wola Korybutowiecka

Lany

Wola Pilsudskiego

Lachow

Wola Rycerska

Maczkowice

Wola Strzelecka

Nartowicze

Wola Wilsona

Nawoz

 Wolczek

 

 Woronow

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A young girls memories of her life in a Military Settlement

My Memories

Wilno

Karolinowo

Kuropol

Rzawka

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Grateful thanks to the Sikorski Museum for putting up with me and for letting me look through their archives and to gather this information and to all of the individuals who have provided me with information to enrich these pages.

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