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

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

Date                Time   Location         Damage

29/12/1940    18.30  Pitsea             2 – H.Es, 1 exploded in garden of “The Sheilings”

Rectory Road.  Slight damage to property and 1 unexploded in a field 40 yards from Rectory Road.  B.1011 closed (H.E. exploded 3.1.41 road open.  Damage to 12 houses and shops.)  No casualties.

29/12/1940    19.30  Brentwood     1 – A.A. Shell exploded on Ingrave Road opposite

“Rannock” 200 yards South of 3 Arch Bridge.  Slight damage to property and road.  No casualties.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 28 December 1940

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

Date                Time   Location         Damage

28/12/1940                Coxtie Green Harley Cottage in lane nr Eagle Inn.  Roof serious

and 12 panes of glass broken from blast and debris from H.E. exploded by B.D.S. during afternoon.

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

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

Date                Time   Location         Damage

27/12/1940     20.18  Hockley          1 – H.E. exploded at junction of Greensword Lane

                                                            and Lower Road.  No damage or casualties.

27/12/1940    20.30  Little Warley  1 – H.E. exploded at entrance of Codham Hall

Lane.  The lane is partly blocked by debris.  No casualties.  (Lane open 29.12.40).

27/12/1940    20.40  South Weald Windows broken at The Chequers P.H. by mine

                                                            exploding at Navestock.

27/12/1940    20.40  Barling           2 – H.Es exploded, 1 at Shoulderstick Hall and 1 at

& Sutton        Beauchamps Farm house.  Damage to property.  Aeroplane trip wires down.  No casualties.

27/12/1940    21.00  Little Warley  I.Bs (about 100) burnt out at junction of Hall Lane

and Arterial Road.  Slight damage to property And about 1 ton of hay destroyed in a stack.  No casualties.

27/12/1940    21.00  Hockley          1 – I.B. burnt out in a ditch at Marylands Wood.

No damage or casualties.

27/12/1940    21.00  Great              9 – H.Es exploded in line 100 yards North West of

Burstead        Barleylands Sewerage Works.  No damage or casualties.

27/12/1940    21.01  Billericay        I.Bs (a number) burnt out in fields 400 yards West

                                                            of Barleylands House.  No damage or casualties.

27/12/1940    21.12  Buttsbury       1 Parachute mine exploded 200 yards South East

of Shoulder Hall.  Slight damage to Shoulder Hall.  No casualties.

27/12/1940    21.13  Billericay        1 Parachute mine exploded 50 yards North of

“Stricklands” Buckwyns Estate.  Damage to 8 houses.  No casualties.

27/12/1940    Night  South             1 – Parachute mine unexploded in garden of

Fambridge     “Greenways” Fambridge Road.  Tail cap found 1/2 mile from River.  Fambridge Road closed.  (Rendered safe by Admiralty 29.12.40)  Road open ( Rest of entry missing on original).

27/12/1940    21.40  Canewdon    1 – A.A. unexploded Shell in a field 30 yards West

                                                            of Lion House.  No damage or casualties.

27/12/1940                Ashingdon    1 – Parachute mine unexploded on Marshes 400

yards South of Ashingdon School (Rendered harmless by Admiralty 29.12.40).

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

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

Date                Time   Location         Damage

23/12/1940    19.45  Ingrave           7 – H.Es exploded and about 100 I.Bs burnt out in

Thorndon Park in vicinity of Hatch Farm, 1 in garden of Rushbottom Cottage Rectory Lane.  Damage to property, 2 Salmonds Farm (damage to property) 2 Willows Farm, 1 dairy Farm and 1 at Fouchers Farm.  No casualties.

23/12/1940                Brentwood     1 – A.A. unexploded Shell in garden of Curressys,

Ongar Road.  No damage or casualties.  (Disposed of by B.D.S. 24.1.41).

23/12/1940                Brentwood     1 – A.A. unexploded Shell in grounds of “Learigg”,

Cornslands.  No damage or casualties.  B.D.S. 26.2.41.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 21 December 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 21 December 1940.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

21/12/1940    05.45  Creeksea       Segt Hazlegrove and Pte Haige of the Duke of

Wellington Regt.  Stationed at Hawkwell were taking part in manoeuvres at Creeksea when they walked across land mines buried in the ground on land which was fenced off running parallel with Creeksea Road, 1 mine exploded and they were both practically blown to pieces.

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

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

Date                Time   Location         Damage

20/12/1940    21.10  Great Warley 1 – H.E exploded in field 80 yards West of District

Nurses house.  Slight damage to property.  No casualties.

20/12/1940    23.55  Basildon        2 – H.Es, 1 exploded and 1 unexploded on Honey

Pot Lane.  The unexploded H.E. exploded at 11.30 the 21st, causing two casualties (slight) both Wardens.  Extensive damage to property, water main and telephone wires (Wardens names Norman and Clements)  Road open 17.1.41.

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

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

Date                Time   Location         Damage

17/12/1940                Paglesham    1 – A.A. unexploded Shell in orchard of East Hall. 

                                                            No damage or casualties.

17/12/1940                Dunton          1 – A.A. unexploded Shell in centre Verge opposite

telegraph pole 328, Arterial Road.  No casualties. (Disposed of by B.D.S. 30/12/40).

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

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

Date                Time   Location         Damage

15/12/1940    20.08  Foulness       7 – H.Es exploded North West of Church End on

                                    Island             Nazewick Farm.  No damage or casualties.

15/12/1940    20.20  Canvey          2 – H.Es exploded and 1 Oil I.B. burnt out in the

Island             River Thames 500 yards off Scars Elbow Fort.  No damage or casualties.

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

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

Date                Time   Location         Damage

14/12/1940    01.55  Sutton             2 Parachute mines, 1 exploded 400 yards North

and 1exploded 500 yards West of Beauchamps Farm Shopland.  No casualties.  Considerable damage to property.  Parachute of 1 mine at Rochford Police Station.

14/12/1940    01.55  Paglesham    2 Parachute mines, 1 exploded on South Hall

Marshes and 1 unexploded on Hare Marshes.  Slight damage to property.  Unexploded removed to Portsmouth 16th by Military.

14/12/1940    09.40  Little Warley  1 – A.A. unexploded Shell found in a field 200

                                                            yards East of Hall Lane.  No damage or casualties.

14/12/1940    18.18  Canvey          10 – H.Es exploded, 1 on “Beachville” Clinton

Island             Road, HQ of 96th Light A.A. Battery R.A. extensive damage to property.  1 soldier fatal casualty.  Military hut fired.  Underground telephone cables and telegraph pole damaged and 9 exploded in fields North and South of Canvey Road in line from Cooks Farm to Clinton Road.  S.L.T. on Canvey Road B.1014.  (open 14.12.40).

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

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

Date                Time   Location         Damage

13/12/1940    02.52  Canvey          6 – H.Es exploded in the River Thames 100 yards

                                    Island             East of Oil Wharf Jetty.  No damage or casualties.

13/12/1940    19.50  Canvey          1 Parachute mine exploded in mid-air between

Island             Canvey and the Kent Coast.  No damage or casualties.

13/12/1940                Rayleigh        Parachute flare found in field near Crow Hill (taken

                                                            by R****