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Douglas Stanley Simpson

In memory of:

Captain Douglas Stanley Simpson

September 17, 1942

Military Service




Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information

Commemorated on Page 114 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Surrey, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

38. J. 5.


Brookwood is 30 miles from London (M3 to Bagshot and then A322). The main entrance to Brookwood Military Cemetery is on the A324 from the village of Pirbright. Brookwood Military Cemetery is owned by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and is the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the United Kingdom, covering approximately 37 acres. In 1917, an area of land in Brookwood Cemetery (originally The London Necropolis) was set aside for the burial of men and women of the forces of the Commonwealth and Americans, who had died, many of battle wounds, in the London district. This site was further extended to accommodate the Commonwealth casualties of the Second World War, and American, Belgian, Czech, Dutch, French and Polish plots containing the graves of Allied casualties. There are also German and Italian plots where prisoners of war lie buried.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– Annually, in about October and November, banners commemorating local war dead are displayed in Barrie, Ontario.  Pictured here is a banner in memory of Captain Douglas Simpson.  (Image taken by Gregory J. Barker of Barrie, Ontario, in 2020.)
  • Memorial– This plaque as well as chimes were installed, after World War II, in Collier Street United Church, Barrie, Ontario, to commemorate members of the congregation who died in the war, including Captain Douglas S. Simpson.  (Image taken by Gregory J. Barker of Barrie, Ontario, in 2019.)
  • Photo of DOUGLAS STANLEY SIMPSON– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Profile - Page 1
  • Profile - Page 2
  • Profile - Page 3
  • Memorial Street– Barrie street named in honour of Captain Douglas Stanley Simpson with a poppy.
  • Cenotaph– Barrie Cenotaph

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