How often does one comes upon many death records for people, presumably all men, that were buried without their given names, their surnames, their ages ? Of course, if a soldier is wounded and died, he can not speak for himself but would he not have an identification tag or papers in the breast coat of his uniform ?
I tried to speculate what conditions the priest was under during these times in Mora Szent Janos, Poszony, Hungary in the 1730's in the record displayed in this article . The soldiers were from regiments of Bavaria with no other information about them except that one died of " dysentria " (Dysentery ). Was the priest summoned to just give last rites in a hurried fashion as he was lead to the graves of the soldiers for prayers and to save their souls ? Were these unnamed soldiers not Catholic ? I ruled out that theory as this same church married, baptized and buried Lutheran, Anabaptists, Calvinist, Jews. In counting the entries, he did mange to identify a mere three soldiers with names in the records book. Maybe he was under military constraint not to ask for more information for his own burial records ? Many questioned unaswered. Who were these young men, husbands, fathers, sons, brothers ?
With sadness, I realize that these were documents that could be used by a researcher if they had a shred more information . Hopefully, when these men died serving their country, the headquarters back home had them listed properly .