TracesOfWar needs your help! We miss photos of important sights in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. Submit your photos to and it will be published!

Commonwealth War Graves Torshavn

A small force of Commonwealth troops was sent to the Faroes, Denmark, 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.

Torshavn Cemetery contains 38 Commonwealth burials, one of them unidentified, from the Second World War.

Do you have more information about this location? Inform us!