Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 16 January 1941.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 16 January 1941.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

16/01/1941     01.04  Brentwood     A German Dornier 17 shot down by night fighter

crashed in flames in Hartswood 100 yards from junction of Woodman and Hartswood Roads.  Machine completely burnt out.  Remains of 3 bodies found in wreckage.

16/01/1941    05.15  Canvey          A German Heinkel 111 shot down by night fighter

Island             crashed in flames in River Thames 100 yards South of Oil Wharf Jetty Hole Haven.  Occupants 2 dead and 3 prisoners (1 at Oldchurch Hospital).

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 13 January 1941.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 13 January 1941.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

13/01/1941    N/K     Potton            1 – H.E. unexploded on saltings 1/2 mile North of

Island             Farmhouse and 35 feet from sea wall and 50 yards West of Storehouse on North East side of sea wall.  No damage or casualties.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 12 January 1941.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 12 January 1941.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

12/01/1941    18.25  Doddinghurst            1 U.X.B. with wire and parachute attached

at Stockfield.  Also a parachute and wire only in a field near Shepherds Inn.  (Disposed of by B.D.S. 13th).

12/01/1941                Pilgrims          1 U.X.B Small Yellow with parachute attached

Hatch             near Ashwells (Disposed of by B.D.S. 13th).  Also 1 parachute only at Ashwells.

12/01/1941                Doddinghurst            1 – U.X.B.  Small Yellow with a parachute

and wire attached in Howgego’s field, Dagwood Lane.  (Disposed of B.D.S. 15th)

12/01/1941                Doddinghurst            – U.X.B.  Small Yellow near “The Warren”

                                                            Blackmore Road.  (Disposed of by B.D.S. 16th).

12/01/1941    18.30  Basildon        1 – H.E. unexploded in a field 300 yards South of

Burnt Mills and 600 yards East of Rectory Road.  No damage or casualties.

12/01/1941    18.40  Pitsea             1 – H.E. exploded in a field between Rectory Road

                                                            and Pound Lane.  No damage or casualties.

12/01/1941    18.45  Pilgrims          1 – H.E. exploded in garden of “Dorna” Hatch

                                    Hatch             Road, 4 houses slightly damaged.  No casualties.

12/01/1941    18.50  Wickford        5 – H.E. exploded at Atherstone Gardens and a

number of I.Bs in open ground.  Slight damage to property.  No 1 Police Houses, telephone wires and electric cables down.

12/01/1941    18.50  Rayleigh        1 – H.E. exploded in upper Edwards Hall,

                                                            Eastwood Rise.  No damage or casualties.

12/01/1941    19.00  Brentwood     1 – H.E. exploded in Crown Square, Crown Street,

8 slight casualties.  4 houses demolished, 14 houses and a school seriously damaged.  16 houses slightly damaged.  Water and gas mains damaged.  2 unclassified roads closed.

12/01/1941    19.00  Pilgrims          1 – H.E. exploded 150 yards East of Ashwells

                                    Hatch             Farm, School Lane.  No damage or casualties.

12/01/1941    19.05  Laindon         1 – H.E. exploded at Castle Lane, Primrose Hill. 

                                                            Slight damage to property.  No casualties.

12/01/1941    19.10  Barling           1 – I.B. burnt out at Clays Street Farm.  No

                                                            damage or casualties.

12/01/1941    19.10  Sutton            2 – H.Es exploded Temlle Farm, 400 yards West of

Sutton Road.  Slight damage to property.  No casualties.

12/01/1941    19.19  Little Warley  I.Bs (a number) burnt out in fields North of Arterial

Road, near Warley Street.  No damage or casualties.

12/01/1941    20.15  Rochford       7 – H.Es exploded in fields at Blatches Farm. 

                                                            Slight damage to property.  No casualties.

12/01/1941    21.20  Little                7 – H.Es exploded in fields at Hatches Farm.  No

                                    Burstead        damage or casualties.

12/01/1941    21.40  Canvey          4 – H.Es exploded near Scars Elbow Fort.  2 in

Island             fields and 2 in River Thames.  No damage or casualties.  Also I.Bs (a number) on 70 ton Lighter named “WYE” near O’Dells Dump, Northwick Road.  No casualties.  Boat damaged and

12/01/1941    21.40  Dunton          I.Bs (a number) burnt out in fields between Dunton

Colony and Dunton Hall Farm.  No damage or casualties.

12/01/1941    21.50  Hadleigh        5 – H.Es, 4 exploded and 1 unexploded in and near

The Crescent, and a number of I.Bs near Burrows Recreation Ground. 1 H.E. exploded 70 yards North of Scrubbs Lane, 1 unexploded 100 yards West of Woodfield Road and 3 exploded on open ground behind Woodfield Road, 2 fatal casualties (females 14 months and 9 years) 4 serious and 5 slight casualties, 1 bungalow demolished, slight damage to other property.  Water and gas mains damaged, sewer damaged and three unclassified roads closed.

12/01/1941    22.10  Dunton          7 – H.Es exploded in fields at rear of Dunton

                                                            Wayletts Farm.  No damage or casualties.

12/01/1941    22.28  Shenfield       1 – A.A. Shell exploded in School Chase.  No

                                                            damage or casualties.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 11 January 1941.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 11 January 1941.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

11/01/1941    19.40  South             I.Bs (a number) over a wide area.  No casualties, 1

Benfleet         bungalow completely gutted, 1 extensively damaged and 11 slightly damaged.  Gas main damaged.  “Westbury” I.B. through roof slight damage.

11/01/1941    19.55  Pitsea             I.Bs (a number) fell on Pitsea Estate.  2 houses

badly damaged. A Chapel and 10 houses slightly damaged, 1 serious, 1 slight casualty.

11/01/1941    19.55  Basildon        I.Bs (a number) over a wide area. A bungalow, a

farmhouse and a school slightly damaged.  No casualties.

11/01/1941    19.56  Thundersley I.Bs (a number) fell on Bread & Cheese Hill, 1

slight casualty.  A garage used as a Furniture Depository and 2 bungalows damaged.

11/01/1941                Brentwood     1 – A.A. unexploded Shell at Brickhouse Farm,

Doddinghurst Road.  No damage or casualties.  (Removed B.D.S. 25.2.41).

11/01/1941    20.15  Pilgrims          1 U.X.B.A. bomb board, wire and parachute and

Hatch             circular board found near PC Dayer’s house.  No damage or casualties.  (disposed of by B.D.S 13th).

11/01/1941    21.15  Mountnessing                      1 U.X.B.A. bomb board, wire and

parachute and circular board found at Swallows Cross.  Bomb in hedge at Bullmans Farm.  (Disposed of by B.D.S 13th).

11/01/1941    22.30  Doddinghurst            2 – Parachutes and a large quantity of wire. 

A heavy explosion was heard when this material grounded.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 10 January 1941.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 10 January 1941.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

10/01/1941    N/K     Canewdon    1 – H.E. exploded 200 yards West of Loftmans

                                                            Farm.  No damage or casualties.

R.N. Signal. 8 Jan 1941

R.N. Signal.

Telegram

Phonogram

Postagram

8/1/41

“A” Watch

08.10  BAR 3033. 0532. 14006. 1032. 20012. 1532. 23017. 2031.

                        25023. 2531. 26037. 3032. 27039. 3534. 29045. T.O.O. 07.20

08.30.             G.X. reports to F.C.S. Equipment correct.  Ammunition expended nil.

08.54              End of official night.  Remain at night routine.  Navy continue examination of Thames & Medway.

08.55              G.X. weather report.  Wind N.N.E., moderate, visibility 1500 yds, sea calm.

09.09              H.M.S. Pitchley has permission to enter.

09.11              S.O.T. – 4 ft. Re

09.18              H.M.S. Aristocrat has permission to enter.  T.O.O. 09.17.

09.34              H.M.S. Cattistack has permission to enter.

10.03              Mine watching posts.  Stand By.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 8 January 1941.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 8 January 1941.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

08/01/1941    N/K     Hutton            1 – H.E. unexploded on Martins Farm 400 yards

                                                            North of Rayleigh Road.  No damage or casualties.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 7 January 1941.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 7 January 1941.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

07/01/1941    14.40  Little Warley  7 – H.Es exploded, 2 in fields of Brickfields, 3 in

field at rear of Waterworks, 1 in field at “The Goldings” and 1 in hedge of a lane between Thatcher’s Arms and Hall Farm, Great Warley.  Slight damage to property.  No casualties.

07/01/1941    16.10  Rochford       7 – H.E. exploded on or near Rochford Aerodrome. 

No damage or casualties.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 6 January 1941

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 6 January 1941.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

06/01/1941    09.00  Great              1 – H.E. unexploded in a field 1/4 mile East of

Wakering       Wakering Common Road.  No damage or casualties.  (Dealt with by B.D.S. 11.1.41).

06/01/1941    10.05  Brentwood     16 – H.Es exploded in the Gas Company’s Sports

Ground, 5 exploded in Brickfields (slight damage to property) 5 exploded and 1 unexploded in vicinity of Railway Station, 1 fatal, 7 serious and 13 slight casualties.  Considerable damage to property.  (unexploded removed right away by B.D.S. from Railway).

06/01/1941    14.25  Pitsea             1 – H.E. exploded on footpath outside “Cartref” St

                                                            Michaels.  No damage or casualties.