I have now almost found the date of birth of every soldier in my research, in the Swedish National Archive “Riksarkivet”. It is very fascinating to do this detective kind of work, to find their real names, and to get it verified that they were born in Sweden, which is one of my cornerstones in my research.
I have also now removed three of the names from my list, because I found out they were born in another country, but had Swedish parents though.
I still have my around 100 names to continue my work with, and I so long for the next opportunity to continue down to Belgium and France to document where they fell and where they are buried or commemorated.
Please feel free to follow my work here on my page, I will keep it updated with the latest facts along the way!