Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 15 November 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 15 November 1940.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

15/11/1940     03.15  Mountnessing          19 – H.Es exploded in the vicinity of

Lawness Farm, in line South West from point 300 yards North East of junction of Mountnessing Road with Buckwins Lane to Little Cowbridge Grange Farm at junction with road to Chelmsford S.L.T. on Mountnessing Road.  No casualties.  Road open 15.30 hrs the 15th inst.

15/11/1940    14.10  Laindon         German bailed out and landed at Laindon. 

The plane a ME109 crashed at Horndon-on-the-Hill Grays Division.  Name Feldwell Otto Yaros 29 years.  Taken to Billericay Station.

15/11/1940    18.50  Rochford       British Bolton and Paul Defiant two seater fighter

crashed on the Golf Course 500 yards South of Rochford Church when attempting to land.  Machine completely burnt out.  Pilot safe.  Gunner received slight burns.

15/11/1940    19.53  North              2 – Parachute mines.  1 exploded 200 yards from

Benfleet         junction A.127 and East end of Old Harrows Road and 1 unexploded in a field 150 yards South of Twiggs Garage 400 yards East of Harrows P.H. on South side of A.127.  Road closed between Rayleigh Wier and Nevendon Cricketers P.H.  12 houses, a school and garage damaged.  No casualties  (Unexploded destroyed by Admiralty by burning) Pound Lane open 10.12.40.

15/11/1940    20.15  Billericay        12 – H.Es 11 exploded in fields in line 250 yards

West of New Lodge Tye Common Road North West to London Road A.129.  5 houses a garage in London Road.  Outbuildings at Blunts Wall Farm damaged.  7 cows killed and 3 injured.  Telephone wires down, 1 unexploded in a field at Gt Cowbridge Grange North of London Road and 200 yards West of track to the Grange.

15/11/1940    20.55  South Weald 6 – H.Es exploded in a field opposite the 12th hole. 

Maylands Golf Course at side of Oak Wood.  No damage or casualties.

15/11/1940                South Weald 1 – H.E. unexploded in the Ride between Oak and

Fir Woods 1 1/2 miles South of Keepers Lodge at rear of Vicarage.  No damage or casualties.  B.D.S. 23.5.41.

15/11/1940    21.55  South Weald I.Bs (a number) near Oak Wood Vicarage Lane. 

                                                            No damage or casualties.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 14 November 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 14 November 1940.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

14/11/1940    12.45  Brentwood     1 – A.A unexploded Shell in garden of 24

                                                            Kavanagh Road.  No damage or casualties.

14/11/1940                South             1 – H.E. unexploded in the garden of “Thorndene”

Benfleet         Benfleet Road.  Road B.1014 closed from Water Tower to Shipwrights Drive.  No damage or casualties. (considered safe by B.D.S. 15.11.40 road open).

14/11/1940    20.40  Little                5 – H.Es exploded in fields of Bulless Farm.  Slight

                                    Burstead        damage to property.  No casualties.

14/11/1940    20.40  Crays Hill       3 – H.Es exploded in fields 100 yards North of Vine

                                                            Cottages Borwick Land.  No damage or casualties.

14/11/1940    20.50 Herongate      11 – H.Es exploded 100 yards Billericay side of

Dunton Corner Dunton Road, 2 East side of road, 1 North of road, 1 on road, 5 in field opposite Dunton Lodge, 1 in Orchard of Broad View and 1 at rear of Swallows.  Billericay Road blocked S.L.T. 16th inst.  Slight damage to property.  No casualties.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 13 November 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 13 November 1940.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

13/11/1940    06.00  Little                2 – H.Es, 1 unexploded at Hope House.  No

Burstead        damage or casualties. (Unexploded reported as exploded B.D.S. 3.12.40).

13/11/1940    07.00  Pitsea             8 – H.Es exploded and 1 Oil I.B. burnt out at

Smoky Farm, 1 mile North East of Land Reclamation Works Limited.  Damage to property.  No casualties.

13/11/1940    21.15  Bowers           5 – H.Es exploded in line from 200 yards East of

Gifford            Pound Lane and 6 yards North from London Road to 100 yards East of Church Road.  Damage to property at Bowers Gifford cottages.  No casualties.

13/11/1940    21.15  Bowers           4 – H.Es exploded and 1 Oil I.B. burnt out on

                                    Gifford            Marshes.  No damage or casualties.

13/11/1940                Brentwood     1 – A.A unexploded Shell on path of 12 Elm Way

                                                            Westwood Park Estate.  No damage or casualties.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 12 November 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 12 November 1940.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

12/11/1940    08.35  Foulness       Barrage Balloon grounded and secured at Asplins

                                    Island             Head.  RAF Rochford in charge.

12/11/1940    18.45  Doddinghurst   2 – H.Es exploded 1 in field of Metsons Farm,

Crow Green Lane and 1 in a field of Dagwood Farm Dagwood Lane.  No damage or casualties.

12/11/1940    20.40  Sutton            8 – H.Es, 4 exploded, 2 in field at Butlers Farm and

2 200 yards East of Fleet Hall.  4 are unexploded on Creek side of sea wall.  Damage to property at Fleet Hall and Butlers Farm.  No casualties.  (unexploded dealt with by B.D.S. 6.12.40).

12/11/1940    20.50  South Weald 2 – H.Es exploded on Botany Field McTurks land at

back of Maylands Golf Course opposite 13th hole.  No damage or casualties.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 11 November 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 11 November 1940.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

11/11/1940                Great Warley 1 – H.E. unexploded in South West corner of

Holden Wood 600 yards West of The Rustlings.  No damage or casualties.

11/11/1940    18.52  Canvey          I.Bs (a number) in fields between Scars Elbow

                                    Island             and Kynoch Hotel.  No damage or casualties.

11/11/1940    23.00  Billericay        2 – H.Es exploded, 1 near Gatwick House and 1 in

Mill Fields at entrance of Watts Farm.  No damage or casualties.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 10 November 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 10 November 1940.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

10/11/1940     19.15  South Weald 1 – H.E. exploded by side of Weald Road between

Spital Lane and Tower Arms.  Road dangerous.  No casualties.

10/11/1940    20.55  South Weald 10 – H.Es exploded in fields at Weald Park and

Frieze Hall Farm.  Damage to property and water main.  No casualties.

10/11/1940    21.20  Little Warley  3 – H.Es exploded between Little Warley Hall and

Railway in fields off Hall Lane 1/4 mile South of Arterial Road.  Hall Lane partly blocked.  Slight damage to property by blast.  No casualties.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 9 November 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 9 November 1940.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

09/11/1940    04.00  Billericay        4 – H.Es exploded 2 in fields and 1 near

outbuildings of Stocklands Farm and 1 near moving Nathams bungalow of foundations.  Chimney stack in dangerous position.  Extensive damage to property.  No casualties.

09/11/1940    04.00  Mountnessing          7 – H.Es, 6 exploded and 1 unexploded in

fields 150 yards to rear of Mountnessing Hall Farm.  Slight damage.  No casualties.

09/11/1940    19.00  Billericay        19 – H.Es, 1 is unexploded in fields behind

bungalows North of Potash Lane, from Stock to Ramsden Roads.  The unexploded one is 300 yards North East of Thornhill and 75 yards behind Potash Lane.  (Disposed of B.D.S. 21.12.40)  No damage or casualties.

09/11/1940    19.45  East                25 – H.Es, 24 exploded in fields in line between

Horndon        300 yards South of B’cay-B’wood Road Herongate, from rear of Old Dog P.H. to rear of Boars Head P.H. 1 is unexploded 250 yards South East of Col. Laurie’s house near the hunting gate.  No damage or casualties.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 8 November 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 8 November 1940.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

08/11/1940    06.45  Foulness       10 – H.Es exploded 200 yards South East of

Island             Church End.  No damage or casualties.

08/11/1940    15.50  Thundersley British Spitfire caught fire in the air crashed and

burnt out at Oakleigh Poultry Farm Thundersley Common.  Sergt. Pilot of Hornchurch safe.  Machine Number Z.D.H.N. 3164 from 222 Squadron  R.A.F. Hornchurch (not due to enemy action).

Date                Time   Location         Damage

08/11/1940    06.45  Foulness       10 – H.Es exploded 200 yards South East of

Island             Church End.  No damage or casualties.

08/11/1940    15.50  Thundersley British Spitfire caught fire in the air crashed and

burnt out at Oakleigh Poultry Farm Thundersley Common.  Sergt. Pilot of Hornchurch safe.  Machine Number Z.D.H.N. 3164 from 222 Squadron  R.A.F. Hornchurch (not due to enemy action).

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 7 November 1940

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 7 November 1940.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

07/11/1940    01.00  East                2 – H.Es exploded and 50 I.Bs burnt out in fields on

Horndon        South side of Arterial Road and 1/4 mile East of Little Warley crossroads.  Considerable damage to property.  No casualties.

07/11/1940    01.05  Laindon         6 – I.Bs burnt out in fields at Dunton Hall Farm.  No

                                                            damage or casualties.

07/11/1940    19.15  Ingrave           1 – H.E. unexploded in a field at rear of Lapwater

Hall.  No damage or casualties.  (disposed of B.D.S. 5.12.40).

07/11/1940    19.30  Thundersley 1 – H.E. exploded 150 yards South of “Ellesmere”

                                                            June Road.  No damage or casualties.

07/11/1940    19.40  Wickford        17 – H.Es unexploded in fields and gardens in the

vicinity of Waterworks Road.  Road damaged and losed.  1 60 yards North West and 1 500 yards West of Pumping Station.  No casualties.  (Disposed of 2.1.41).

07/11/1940    19.45  South             7 – H.Es, 6 exploded at Boyce Hill Golf Club,

Benfleet         Vicarage Hill Cottage, St Marys Drive “Cleveland” Essex Way “Waincourt” St Marys Drive and 1 unexploded “Hillside View” St Marys Drive.  Essex Way and St Marys Drive closed.  Damage to property.  No casualties. (Unexploded disposed of roads open 29.11.40).

07/11/1940    19.55  Canvey          9 – H.Es exploded, 1 at 5 Waterside Cottages and

Island             8 in Dyke West of Waterside Farm.  Damage to property.  No casualties.

07/11/1940    20.10  South Weald 10 – H.Es exploded between Grove Farm Brook

Street and Sewerage Works Nags Head Lane.  Grove Farm partly demolished, 4 slight casualties.

07/11/1940    20.10  South Weald 1 – H.E. exploded in Scroggles field 3/4 mile North

                                                            East of Grove Farm.  No damage or casualties.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 6 November 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 6 November 1940.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

06/11/1940    11.34  Langdon        “Alexander Lodge” Victoria Avenue, “Ivanhoe”

Hills                “Ivydene” “The Poplars” and “Summerside” Albert Road.  Roofs damaged by shrapnel.  No casualties.

06/11/1940    17.00  Little Warley  4 – H.Es exploded in a field at rear of Brickworks. 

                                                            No damage or casualties.

06/11/1940    22.45  Laindon         12 – I.Bs burnt out in gardens of houses of High

                                                            Bank Estate.  No damage or casualties.