Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 29November 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 29November 1940.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

29/11/1940    01.50  Basildon        2 – H.Es exploded on Moores Poultry Farm and

Basildon Cottage Poultry Farm, 1 poultry house and 40 chickens killed at Moores Poultry Farm.

29/11/1940    19.30  Brentwood     8 – H.Es exploded in a field at rear of “Merrymead”

                                                            Sawyers Hall Lane.  No damage or casualties.

29/11/1940    19.30  Shenfield       6 – H.Es exploded, 1 at junction A.12 and

Middleton Road, 2 at junction of Park Way and Priests Lane, 1 near “Ashdown” Hallwood Crescent, 1 at “Glendale” and 1 in field at rear of Bloomfield.  Slight damage to property.  No casualties.

29/11/1940    19.35  South Weald I.Bs (a number) between Spital Lane and Vicarage

                                                            Lane.  No damage or casualties.

29/11/1940    19.45  Coxtie Green I.Bs ( a number) in fields between Red Lion Farm

                                                            and Stokes Farm.  No damage or casualties.

29/11/1940    19.50  Basildon        6 – H.Es exploded in line from Vexek Poultry Farm

to Devonshire House Poultry Farm.  No damage or casualties.

29/11/1940    21.45  Ramsden       2 – H.Es exploded 3/4 mile North of Lodge Farm. 

Heath             Considerable damage to greenhouses.  No casualties.

29/11/1940    22.00  Great Warley 10 – H.Es exploded in fields at “Beredens”

                                                            Billericay beat.  No damage or casualties.

29/11/1940    22.20  Paglesham    2 – H.Es exploded in fields 600 yards East of

                                                            Paglesham Hall.  No damage or casualties.

29/11/1940    22.50  Great Warley 2 – H.Es exploded, 1 in garden  of “The Crosses”

near “Goldings” and 1 near the North gate of Coombe Lodge.  Considerable damage to property.  No casualties.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 28 November 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 28 November 1940.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

28/11/1940                Little                6 – I.Bs burnt out in fields at Bowers Hall Farm.  No

                                    Wakering       damage or casualties.

28/11/1940                Rochford       14 – I.Bs burnt out on the Aerodrome and Ann

Boleyn Estate.  Slight damage to 2 dwelling houses.  No casualties.

28/11/1940    09.39  Shenfield       1 – A.A. unexploded Shell in bank near Shenfield

Railway Station, 18 yards East of Railway Bridge.  No damage or casualties.

28/11/1940    14.10  Ingrave           1 – H.E. unexploded in Orchard of Thorndon Park. 

                                                            No damage or casualties.

28/11/1940    21.50  Hadleigh        I.Bs (a number) on Marsh land South of London

                                                            Road.  No damage or casualties.

28/11/1940    23.40  Bowers           3 – H.Es 1 exploded West of farm buildings and 2

Gifford            unexploded North West of building at Little Chalvedon Hall.  No damage or casualties.

28/11/1940                Rochford       1 – A.A. unexploded Shell in a field North of

                                                            Temple Farm.  No damage or casualties.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 27 November 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 27 November 1940.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

27/11/1940    06.40  Coxtie Green 9 – H.Es 8 exploded in fields at “Ditchleys” and 1

suspected unexploded on Coxtie Green Road East of junction with New Road.  Road closed between New Road and Wheelers Road.  (open 28th)  Water main burst.  Telephone wires down. No casualties.

27/11/1940    07.00  Little                18 – H.Es exploded in fields between Stockwell

Burstead        Hall and Thorndon Park, behind Heron Hall.  11 of these are on the Ingrave beat, Blind Lane is partly blocked.  No damage or casualties.

27/11/1940    07.40  Canvey          7 – H.Es exploded in the River Thames between

Island             Hole Haven and The Kent Coast.  No damage or casualties.

27/11/1940    19.20  South Weald 1 – H.E. exploded near Sewerage Works Romford

Division.  Road closed from A.12 Brentwood Division and slight damage to property Brentwood Division.  No casualties.  Nags Head Lane Road open 15.12.40.

27/11/1940    22.15  South             5 – H.Es exploded, 4 in fields on South side of

Benfleet         Chapmans Lane and 1 in garden of 449a Perry Street, 449a partly demolished.  449 demolished. No casualties.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 26 November 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 26 November 1940.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

26/11/1940                Brentwood     Nose cap of a shell fell in the garden 13 Fairfield

                                                            Road.  No damage or casualties

26/11/1940    20.00  Little Warley  15 – I.Bs burnt out in fields near Homefields

                                                            Garage.  No damage or casualties.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 24 November 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 24 November 1940.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

24/11/1940    19.05  Great              2 – H.Es, 1 exploded in a field at White House

Wakering       Lodge.  Slight damage to property and 1 unexploded in a field 400 yards East of White House Lodge  (Discredited B.D.S. 1.12.40)  No casualties.

24/11/1940    19.25  Hutton             8 – H.Es near Collins Farm, 2 unexploded in a field

North West of and 6 exploded South East of Farm.  Slight damage to property.  No casualties.

 24/11/1940   19.45  Brentwood     5 – H.Es, 3 exploded in Cromwell and Milton

Roads and 1 at junction Warley Mount and Headley Chase.  Considerable damage to property and several persons suffering from shock and 2 unexploded, 1 at Lavenders Builders Yard and 1 at 11 Great Eastern Street.  All roads mentioned blocked.  (Open 25.11.40)  Water and gas mains damaged and sewer fractured.

24/11/1940    19.50  Thundersley 5 – H.Es exploded, 1 in Waterworks field,

Grandview Road, 1 in field 500 yards North of Hart Road, 1 on “Strathmore” Hart Road.  (House demolished) 3 persons killed, 1 150 yards North of “Strathmore” and 1 at “Hillcrest” Grandview Road (Hillcrest wrecked) considerable damage to other property.  Overhead electric cables down.  Gas and water damaged , 3 serious casualties at Hillcrest.

24/11/1940                Doddinghurst   1 – H.E. exploded in a field at Shops Farm.  No

                                                            damage or casualties.

26/11/1940                Brentwood     Nose cap of a shell fell in the garden 13 Fairfield

                                                            Road.  No damage or casualties

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 23 November 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 23 November 1940.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

23/11/1940    06.25  Wickford        9 – H.Es exploded in vicinity of Brocks Hill. 

Junction of Lindin & Chelmsford Roads blocked (open 29.11.40), 1 exploding on road.  Gas main fired and sewer damaged, 4 houses slight damage.  No casualties.  Also 20 I.Bs burnt out in fields 3 miles South of Downham Garage.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 20 November 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 20 November 1940.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

20/11/1940    04.30  Paglesham    3 – H.Es exploded South of School.  No damage or

                                                            casualties.

20/11/1940    05.25  South Weald 1 – A.A. unexploded at rear of Gilstead Hall. 

Damage to property.  No casualties.  B.D.S. 21.5.41.

20/11/1940    05.30  Mountnessing          17 – H.Es, 4 exploded at rear of Gt.

Cowbridge Grange, Church Road and 200 yards from London Road at rear of sewerage works, also 1 unexploded in same position, 11 exploded and 1 unexploded on McCheyne’s Farm.  No damage or casualties.

20/11/1940    19.30  Rochford       British Bolton Paul Defiant crashed and completely

wrecked 1/4 mile East of Blatches Farm.  Pilot Officer Hackwood and Flying Officer S. Storrie of 264th Squadron Rochford killed.  No of plane 1626.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 19 November 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 19 November 1940.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

19/11/1940    20.00  Little                Damage to roof of “Nulli Secundus” Barrows Hall

                                    Wakering       Road by shrapnel.  No casualties.

19/11/1940    21.00  Dunton          18 – H.Es exploded in the vicinity of Dunton

Crossing, 1 at side and 1 in centre of grass track of A.127.  Remainder in fields at Calvers Farm in radius of 1/4 mile.  9 houses damaged, 2 seriously.  Aeroplane trip wire down.  8 stone pig killed at Pleasant View Road.  A.127 closed.

19/11/1940    23.00  Dunton          2 – H.Es exploded in field at rear of Dunton School,

Lower Road.  Slight damage to school.  No casualties.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 17 November 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 17 November 1940.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

17/11/1940    19.15  Canvey          7 – H.Es exploded in the River Thames off Scars

                                    Island             Elbow Fort.  No damage or casualties.

17/11/1940                South Weald 2 – Parachute mines unexploded at Rochetts,

Weald Road (Rendered harmless and burnt by Military 19th).  No damage or casualties.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 16 November 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 16 November 1940.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

16/11/1940    02.54  Shenfield       5 – H.Es exploded in fields opposite Alwyn Avenue

                                                            North of A.12.  No damage or casualties.

16/11/1940    17.30  Foulness       The body of a German Airman found on the

Island             foreshore of Haven Gore.  Name Gefr. Tonny Boschen, born 10.9.19 at Braman.  Body not in water for more than 48 hours.  Neck broken, bullet hole in elbow of right arm.  (During the morning of 15th a German bomber dived into the Thames and the body is believed to be one of the crew).  Moved to Southend Municipal Hospital Rochford.  RAF Rochford took possession of property.

16/11/1940    18.30  Ramsden       1 – A.A. unexploded Shell 1/4 mile West of junction

Heath             Mill Lane and Heath Road.  No damage or casualties.

16/11/1940    19.30  Shenfield       1 – A.A. unexploded Shell on the cricket ground 30

yards from nearest house.  No damage or casualties.

16/11/1940    19.50  Hawkwell       1 – I.B. burnt out in a field 200 yards East of

                                                            Nursery Corner.  No damage or casualties.

16/11/1940    19.50  Hutton            5 – H.Es, 2 exploded in Cooks Nurseries, Rayleigh

Road, 1 unexploded in Flints field and 2 unexploded behind the Infirmary, Hutton Residential Schools.  Slight damage to property.  No casualties.

16/11/1940    19.55  Rayleigh        2 – I.Bs burnt out in a field 100 yards West of

Beckworth Farm Nelson Road.  No damage or casualties.

16/11/1940    19.55  North              1 – I.B. burnt out near Fantons Hall.  No damage or

                                    Benfleet         casualties.

16/11/1940    20.05  Great Tarpots            3 – H.Es exploded in fields at side of

                                                            Romsey Road.  No damage or casualties.

16/11/1940    20.08  Hawkwell       1 – I.B. burnt out in a field near Hawkwell Farm. 

                                                            No damage or casualties.

16/11/1940    20.10  Pitsea             3 – H.Es exploded 1, 50 yards West of junction

Pitsea and Station Road, 1 on Parkhurst Road, 15 yards from High Road and 1 in field at rear of Allens Fish shop.  Damage to property.  No casualties.

16/11/1940    20.10  Bowers           2 – H.Es exploded, 1 in field 60 yards South of

Gifford            London Road and 75 yards East of Church Road and 1 in garden of Gifford House 50 yards South of London Road.   No damage or casualties.

16/11/1940    20.45 Billericay        1 – A.A. unexploded Shell in a field near “Gatwick

                                                            House” near Bell Hill.  No damage or casualties.