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MIDVAAG MILITARY CEMETERY

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Country:
Faroe Islands
Identified Casualties:
14

Location Information

Midvaag is on the south coast of Vaago, one of the western islands of the group. The cemetery is to the west of Midvaag Harbour on the road to Sorvaag.

The military cemetery is adjacent to the civil cemetery, to the west of Midvaag harbour on the road to Sorvaag.

Historical Information

A small force of Commonwealth troops was sent to the Faroes in April 1940 to guard against a possible German invasion following their occupation of Denmark. Although no invasion was attempted, the islands suffered a number of raids from the Luftwaffe in 1941 and 1942. The garrison, which at its peak numbered 6,000, was greatly reduced in April 1944.

Midvaag Military Cemetery contains 14 Commonwealth burials.