Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service March 1941.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service March 1941.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

01/03/1941    13.00  Langdon        Joseph William O’Neil 17 years, a member of the

Hills                A.F.S. attached to East Ham Fire Station of “Landour” Park Avenue was tampering with a Cannon Shell at home when it exploded.  Parts of both hands were blown away.  O’Neil and his mother Emily were seriously injured and his sisters Theresa 3 years and Peggy 13 years slightly injured.  O’Neil died in Billericay Hospital 3.3.41.

08/03/1941    04.00  Hadleigh        Damage to glass at “Joyclin” by A.A. Shrapnel.  No

                                                            casualties.

08/03/1941    23.05  Ashingdon    1 – H.E exploded on Bentalls Farm, 130 yards

North East of Ulverstone Road.  No damage or casualties.

09/03/1941    07.09  Rochford       11 – H.Es exploded and a number of I.Bs burnt out

in fields at the corner of Rectory and Ashingdon Road.  Damage to telephone wires and property.  1 slight casualty.

09/03/1941    20.35  Rochford       I.Bs (a number) in the vicinity of Ashingdon Park

Estate and Rectory Farm.  Slight damage to property.  No casualties.

09/03/1941    21.40  Doddinghurst            2 – H.Es exploded in fields at Pear Tree

                                                            Green.  No damage or casualties.

09/03/1941    21.45  Mountnessing          4 – H.Es exploded in fields near May’s Café,

Church Road.  Damage to property and overhead electric and telephone cables.  No casualties.

09/03/1941    21.55  Billericay        3 – H.Es and a number of I.Bs in line from

Littlebrook Farm Outwood Common Road to 200 yards South of Outwood Common Railway Bridge.  Slight damage to property.  1 slight casualty.

09/03/1941    21.55  Wickford        2 – H.Es exploded in fields near L.N.E.R. Goods

                                                            Yard.  No damage or casualties.

09/03/1941    21.55  Runwell         1 – H.E. exploded in a field 150 yards North East of

“Ingraf”.  Slight damage to property.  No casualties.

09/03/1941    21.55  Laindon         1 – H.E. exploded in a field North of A.127 near

East end Waverley Avenue.  No damage or casualties.

09/03/1941    22.05  New                4 – H.Es exploded on New England Island.  No

                                    England         damage or casualties.

09/03/1941    22.05  Haven Gore   3 – H.Es exploded 2 on Havengore Island and 1

500 yards West of Havengore Farm.  No damage or casualties.

09/03/1941    22.15  South Weald 4 – H.Es exploded 3 in the stackyard of Rochetts

Farm and 1 in a ditch at side of Weald Road.  Damage to property and water main.  Weald Road blocked.

09/03/1941    22.15  Bentley          I.Bs (about 30) burnt out in fields surrounding

Hillfields House, slight damage to property.  No casualties.

09/03/1941    23.15  Raweth          1 – H.E. unexploded in a field 200 yards North of

Wardens Post M.12 Raweth Lane.  No damage or casualties (removed by B.D.S. 15.3.41).

09/03/1941    Night  Laindon         1 – Small Yellow U.X.B. 200 yards North of

Ghyillgrove Farmhouse, Honeypot Lane, in a field.  No damage or casualties.

09/03/1941    Night  South Weald 1 – Small U.X.B. and wire at Prieze Hall.  No

damage or casualties (dealt with by B.D.S. 30.3.41).

09/03/1941    Night  Fobbing         1 – Small U.X.B. and wire (dealt with by B.D.S.

                                                            28.3.41)  No damage or casualties.

09/03/1941    Night Laindon           1 – Small Yellow U.X.B. in garden of “North Crisp”. 

No damage or casualties (dealt with by B.D.S. 19.3.41).

09/03/1941    Night  Laindon         1 – Small Yellow U.X.B. in field 1/2 mile East of

Hotwater and Lee Wootons Lane.  No damage or casualties (dealt with by B.D.S. 11.3.41).

09/03/1941    Night  Langdon        1 – Small Yellow U.X.B. in garden of “Myosotes”

Hills                Lee Chapel Lane.  No damage or casualties (dealt with B.D.S 19.3.41).

09/03/1941    Night  Pitsea             1 – Small Yellow U.X.B. 8 yards North East of

Mess room of Sewerage Works.  No damage or casualties (dealt with B.D.S. 11.3.41).

09/03/1941    Night  Wickford        1 – Small Yellow U.X.B. in a field at rear of

“Janroe” Waterworks Road.  No damage or casualties dealt with by B.D.S. 28.3.41).

09/03/1941    Night  Langdon        1 – Small Yellow U.X.B. and Parachute in field 40

Hills                yards North of Dry Street.  No damage or casualties.  (dealt with by B.D.S. 28.3.41).

09/03/1941    Night  Langdon        1 – Small Yellow U.X.B. and Parachute in field 1/2

Hills                mile West of Dunton Wayletts Signal Box 20 yards North of Railway. No damage or casualties (dealt with B.D.S. 14.3.41).

09/03/1941    Night  Little Warley  1 – Small Yellow U.X.B. in Brickfields Yard.  No

damage or casualties (dealt with by B.D.S. 10.3.41).

09/03/1941    Night  Vange            1 – Small Yellow U.X.B. in roof of shed at “Glen

Lowge” Glen Road.  No damage or casualties (dealt with B.D.S. 28.3.41).

09/03/1941    Night  Hutton            1 – Small Yellow U.X.B. in field at Tally-Ho! Drive

Hunters Chase.  No damage or casualties (dealt with by B.D.S. 10.3.41).

09/03/1941    Night  Laindon         1 – Small Yellow U.X.B. near allotments 60 yards

West of “White House” in a tree at Albemarle Crescent.  No damage or casualties (dealt with B.D.S. 28.3.41).

09/03/1941    Night  Brentwood     1 – Small Yellow U.X.B. in a swamp in Harts Wood

Hartswood Road.  No damage or casualties (dealt with B.D.S. 10.3.41).

09/03/1941    Night  Langdon        1 – Small Yellow U.X.B. in a field Nr Lee Chapel

Hills                and High Road.  No damage or casualties (dealt with B.D.S. 19.3.41).

09/03/1941    Night  Thundersley 1 – Small Yellow U.X.B. wire and parachute,

balloon and board in field 600 yards South of Great Burches Farm.  No damage or casualties (dealt with B.D.S. 10.3.41).

09/03/1941    Night  Downham     1 – Small Yellow U.X.B. found near “Frenwill”.  No

                                                            damage or casualties (dealt with B.D.S. 12.3.41).

09/03/1941    Night  Raweth          1 – Small Yellow U.X.B. wire parachute and board

opposite Good Companion Garage, Chelmsford Road (dealt with B.D.S. 10.3.41).  No damage or casualties.

09/03/1941    Night  Rayleigh        2 – Parachutes and wire found at Hylands Farm

                                                            (taken by B.D.S. 10th).

09/03/1941    Night  Raweth          1 – Small Yellow U.X.B. wire parachute balloon

and board at Dallymans Farm, London Road.  No damage or casualties (dealt with B.D.S. 28.3.41).     

09/03/1941    Night  Billericay        1 – Small Yellow U.X.B. wire parachute and board

at Buckwyns Farm, Buckwyns Estate (dealt with B.D.S. 28.3.41).  No damage or casualties.

09/03/1941    Night  Laindon         10 – H.Es unexploded in fields East of Noak Hill

Road.  No damage or casualties. (all dealt with B.D.S. 28.3.41).

11/03/1941    06.55  Foulness       2 – H.Es exploded on Ridge Marsh Farm.  No

                                    Island             damage or casualties.

11/03/1941    22.55  Childerditch  1 – A.A. unexploded Shell in a field at Nuttys Farm,

60 yards West of farm buildings.  No damage or casualties.

12/03/1941    20.30  Brentwood     1 – A.A. Shell exploded on tennis courts at

“Merrymead” Sawyers Hall Lane.  No damage or casualties.

12/03/1941    23.15  South             Parts of Barrage Balloon in a field near Clifford

                                    Benfleet         Road (removed by RAF).   

13/03/1941    20.30  Hockley          1 – H.E exploded in field at Brammerton Road.  1

                                                            slight casualty.  Slight damage to property.

13/03/1941    20.45  Hockley          1 – H.E exploded 50 yards West of Southlands

Railway Crossing of L.N.E.R.  Damage to track, telephone wires and signals.  Train service suspended.  No casualties.

13/03/1941    20.55  Thundersley 1 – H.E. unexploded in a field near St Michaels

                                                            Avenue Daws Heath.  No damage or casualties.

13/03/1941    21.00  Canvey          1 – H.E exploded in a field between Coastal Wharf

Island             and Catholic Church. 1 50 yards from Tank of Oil.  No damage or casualties.

13/03/1941    21.30  Raweth          1 – H.E. exploded near “Downwood” Hooley Drive,

Trende Hayes.  Slight damage to property.  No casualties.

13/03/1941    21.30  Raweth          1 – H.E. exploded at Maple Drive, Trende Hayes. 

                                                            No damage or casualties.

13/03/1941    21.45  Rochford       2 – H.Es exploded, 1 near stackyard at Doggetts

Chase and 1 150 yards North of Russell Terrace, Stambridge Road.  Slight damage to property. 1 slight casualty.

13/03/1941    Found   Downham   1 – H.E. exploded in a field at Grange Road.  No

damage or casualties.  Time of occurrence not known.

14/03/1941    00.45  Foulness       2 – H.Es exploded in fields North East of Church. 

                                    Island             Damage to telephone wires.  No casualties.

14/03/1941    03.00  Doddinghurst            1 – A.A. unexploded Shell at Cows Farm. 

                                                            No damage or casualties.

14/03/1941    20.55  Thundersley 1 – H.E exploded in field 250 yards South of

Southend Arterial Road and 200 yards East of St Michaels Avenue Daws Heath.  No damage or casualties.

15/03/1941    00.30 Raweth           1 – H.E exploded and 1 I.B. burnt out at Beeches

                                                            Farm.  No damage or casualties.

15/03/1941    00.40  Foulness       1 – H.E exploded on main Military concrete road

Island             opposite New Wick Farm.  Damage to road which is blocked, telephone and electric cables.  No casualties.

15/03/1941    01.00  Thundersley 1 – A.A. unexploded Shell fell in field 1/4 mile North

East of “Ivedene”  Daws Heath Road.  No damage or casualties. (dealt with B.D.S. 22.3.41)

15/03/1941   03.35   Creeksea       1 – H.E. exploded on disused timber shed at

Creeksea Ferry.  Timber shed demolished.  Telephone and electric cables down. No casualties.

15/03/1941    10.00  Childerditch  1 – A.A. exploded Shell crater found in gateway of

Childerditch Farm Cottages, 150 yards from Brickfields Road.  No damage or casualties.

15/03/1941    20.45  Hullbridge     I.Bs (about 50) at Coventry Corner.  1 serious

casualty, the occupant of a bus which was set on fire (property of Westcliff Motor Services Limited.  Also garden shed fired.

15/03/1941    21.00  Hullbridge     I.Bs (about 16) at Abbleside Gardens.  No damage

                                                            or casualties.

15/03/1941    22.00  Doddinghurst            1 – H.E. exploded in a field at Pettettes

Farm Mountnessing Road.  No damage or casualties.

17/03/1941    10.00  Wallasea        1 exploded Sweep Cutter of German origin found

Island             on the sea wall near Grass Farm.  (Navy Depot informed.)

19/03/1941    00.50  Laindon         3 – H.Es exploded, one in garden of “Woodlands”

Norfolk Road, 1 at Alexander Road and 1 at Rosebury Avenue.  Damage to property, gas main fractured.  No casualties.

19/03/1941    00.50  Little                I.Bs (about 50) burnt out in fields at Rectory Road

                                    Burstead        and near the Church.  No damage or casualties.

19/03/1941    01.15  Basildon        10 – H.Es exploded in fields 500 yards North of

                                                            Bethwick Lane.  No damage or casualties.

19/03/1941    01.15  Laindon         1 – H.E. unexploded  in a field 300 yards North of

Bencons Farm, Wash Road.  No damage or casualties B.D.S. 10.5.41.

19/03/1941    03.05  Great Warley I.Bs (about 100) burnt out at Codham Hall.  No

                                                            damage or casualties.        

19/03/1941    03.05  Shenfield &   I.Bs (a number) at Highlands and Priests Lane. 

                                    Hutton            Damage to property.  No casualties.

19/03/1941    03.30  Great Warley 2 – H.Es exploded in field at Codham Hall Farm. 

                                                            No damage or casualties.

19/03/1941    13.30  Ramsden       1 – A.A. unexploded Shell found in garden of

Bellhouse      Malveas Cycle Shop premises, 50 yards East of Fox & Hounds P.H.  No damage or casualties.  (removed by B.D.S. 29.3.41).

19/03/1941                Billericay        1 – A.A. Shell exploded in a field 50 yards North of

Thrift Wood Lane Tye Common.  No damage or casualties.

19/03/1941    21.10  Paglesham    4 – H.Es exploded and a number of I.Bs burnt out

at East Hall.  Slight damage to property.  Overhead electric cables down.  18 pigs killed.

20/03/1941    00.60  Hutton            1 – H.E. exploded on North side of River Wid, 400

yards from Wash Road.  Electric cables down.  No casualties.

20/03/1941    01.15  Mountnessing          Damage to property in Brentwood Division

at Burnt House Lane and main road, Padham Green, due to mine exploding in Chelmsford Division.  No casualties.

21/03/1941    13.50  Runwell         1 – H.E. unexploded found in bed of River Crouch,

100 yards East of “Ilgars”.  No damage or casualties.

21/03/1941    21.00  Bowers           4 – H.Es exploded craters found on Marshes, 500

Gifford            yards South of Great Russels Farm.  No damage or casualties.

22/03/1941                Great              1 – H.E. unexploded found 1/4 mile West of

Wakering       Croftman’s House Paynters Lane Road.  No damage or casualties.  Road closed.  Dealt with B.D.S. 27.3.41

23/03/1941    13.00  Rochford       A pear shaped object (metal) of German origin, 3

feet long having the appearance of a Buoy which appeared to have contained a canister which had exploded, was found in the River Crouch.  (Removed by Admiralty.)

24/03/1941    11.00  Great              A fatal accident occurred at the New Ranges when

Wakering       Sapper William Frederick Walden, 20 years.  No. 2118986 of the 200th Field Co. R.Es stationed at Battlesbridge was killed while working in a mine field as the result of a land mine exploding.

25/03/1941    11.45  Dunton          1 – H.E unexploded was found 50 yards South of

railway and 50 yards East of Berry Lane.  No damage or casualties.  (Dealt with by B.D.S. 10.5.41).

26/03/1941                Shenfield       2 – A.A. unexploded Shells found on a spare plot of

                                                            land in Middleton Road.  No damage or casualties.

27/03/1941                Mountnessing          1 – A.A. unexploded Shell found in Turnip

field at Arnolds Farm, 40 yards East of Lower Road.  No damage or casualties.  (disposed of B.D.S. 8.4.41).

29/03/1941    10.00  Rayleigh        1 – A.A. exploded Shell found1/2 mile North West

                                                            of gas holder.  No damage or casualties.

29/03/1941    East Horndon           1 – A.A. Shell exploded in Jackson’s Wood

Meadow, at rear of Mount Thrift Farm.  No damage or casualties.

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