Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 19 April 1941.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 19 April 1941.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

19/04/1941    21.30  Vange            I.Bs (about 50) burnt out at Gales Corner

Timberlog Lane.  Damage by fire to a small factory, a house and sheds.  Telephone wires down at junction of Gordon Road.  1 slight casualty.

19/04/1941    21.30  Brentwood     I.Bs (a number) at the Barracks, Gt. Warley and

Mental Hospital grounds.  No damage or casualties.

19/04/1941    21.30  Thundersley 1 – H.E. exploded at Longfords Crescent, 1

                                                            unoccupied bungalow wrecked.  No casualties.

19/04/1941    21.35  South             1 – Paramine unexploded 500 yards from East end

Benfleet         of Highcliffe Road.  Parachute at Canvey Island.  Police Station (exploded 22.4.41 by B.D.S.).  No damage or casualties.

19/04/1941    21.40  Laindon         2 – H.Es exploded at Albert Drive, 4 bungalows

badly damaged and several slightly damaged.  1 slight casualty.  Several persons suffering from shock.

19/04/1941    21.40  Wallasea       11 – H.Es exploded in fields 200 yards South of

                                                            Grass Farm.  No damage or casualties.

19/04/1941    21.45  Laindon         4 – H.Es exploded 2 between Victoria and Milton

Avenues and 2 at Dunton Drive.  Extensive damage to Rose Cottage.  Slight damage to Belvedere and other property.  Water main fractured.  Several persons suffering from shock.

19/04/1941    21.45  Pilgrims          1 – H.E. exploded in Lower Crow Green Road.  No

                                    Hatch             damage or casualties.

19/04/1941    21.48  Laindon         1 – H.E. exploded in Elmore Crescent (unclassified

road closed).  Gas main fractured.  No casualties. (road open 16.4.41).

19/04/1941    21.55  Mountnessing          2 – Parachute mines exploded 1 in mid-air

at Swallows Cross.  No casualties.  Severe damage to property and telephone wires.  Parachute and tail cap found painted green with No 3226 in yellow.

19/04/1941    22.00  Childerditch  2 – Para mines, 1 exploded in meadow on Jury Hill

and 1 unexploded on North side of Arterial Road. A.127. 10 yards from road, 300 yards East of Little Warley cross roads (exploded 21.4.41).  No damage or casualties. (road open 23.5.41).

19/04/1941    22.10  Brentwood     2 – Para mines exploded, 1 in Sawyers Hall Lane

and 1 at Cocoran’s Farm, Bishops Hall Estate.  Extensive damage to unoccupied farm property and other property.  No casualties.  Tail caps found.

19/04/1941    22.14  Rochford       2 – Para mines exploded near Costed Hall. 

Damage to property.  No casualties.  Tail caps found marked with green lettering Nos 3241 and 3231 both 2 1/2 miles from water-ways.

19/04/1941    22.15  Great              2 – Para mines exploded West of Vicarage Lane

Wakering       and 400 yards North of High St.  2 slight casualties.  Slight damage to property.  Tail caps and parachutes in possession of the Police.  Tail caps black with figures 19 in green stencil and the word NARVI in chalk.

19/04/1941    22.30  Laindon         1 – H.E. unexploded in a field 400 yards East of

Partridge Farm and 300 yards South of Dry Street.  No damage or casualties.

19/04/1941    22.30  Billericay        2 – H.Es exploded in field 200 yards West of Acors

                                                            Farm Kennel Lane.  No damage or casualties.

19/04/1941                Hutton            1 – A.A. unexploded Shell in a field adjoining

Challacombe Close.  No damage or casualties. (dealt with by BDS 5.5.41).

19/04/1941    22.40  Pitsea             I.Bs (about 50) between Glenhurst Avenue and

Rosetown Drive.  Damage by fire at “Corborie” Rectory Road and 19 Chelvedon Avenue.  No casualties.

19/04/1941    22.40  South             2 – Para mines exploded on open ground North

Fambridge     West of pumping station, Fambridge Road.  Slight damage to property.  No casualties.

19/04/1941    22.45  Basildon        2 – H.Es exploded 1 in Cleveland Road and 1 in

Marlborough Road.  2 houses demolished and extensive damage to other property.  Gas main damaged.  No casualties.

19/04/1941    22.48  Canvey          1 – H.E. exploded on Scar Elbow Farm between

Island             the gas compressor and Kynoch’s Hotel.  No damage or casualties.

19/04/1941    23.05  Nevendon     I.Bs (a number) in field near Felmore’s Farm.  No

                                                            damage or casualties.

19/04/1941    23.10  Great Warley 1 – H.E. exploded in field between Thatchers Arms

P.H. and Warley Lodge.  Slight damage to property.  No casualties.

19/04/1941                Raweth          1 – H.E. exploded in Pear Tree Meadow, Fox’s

                                                            Farm.  No damage or casualties.

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