Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 18 June 1941.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 18 June 1941.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

18/06/1941    19.30  Great              Bernard Aubrey Wendon, 13 years, of 5 Wakering

Wakering       Wick Cottages, New Road with two other boys was returning home from Havengore Creek and was walking on an unmade road which leads from Oxenham Farm to Coastguard Station Cottages.  The road passes through a minefield fenced off either side of the road.  Wendon was killed by a mine exploding caused by the children throwing stones into the minefield.  Body conveyed to Mortuary at Billericay Hospital.  Other boys escaped injury.