© Barns Green - A Local History of The Great War 2014
David Francis’ War
David Francis, village stalwart and avid local historian, compiled these memories of life in Barns Green
during the war years, the Barns Green Home Guard and his own WW2 service as a radio operator in the
RAF between 1942 and 1945.
David wrote regularly for various local parish magazines right up until his death in 2006. Many of these
items have been published as “Barns Green A Personal History’ (ISBN 0-9550305-1-X).
The Lost of WW2
Our main website primarily seeks to remember the impact of the Great War on Barns Green but the
memorial in St Nicolas Church also carries the name of 19 servicemen and women lost in the
Second World War. These are their stories
The Barns Green’s War project has also published a number of hard copy books.
For further information on these either click here or on the “Bookshop” button on the top left of this page.