Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service June 1941.
Date Time Location Damage
04/06/1941 Found Little Warley 1 – H.E unexploded at Bluehouse Farm, East of
Horndon Railway Bridge. No damage or casualties. (disposed of BDS 4.6.41).
05/06/1941 00.03 Thundersley Damage to telephone kiosk in Hart Road by
shrapnel. No casualties.
05/06/1941 01.10 Bowers 4 – H.Es exploded, 2 on Golf Course, 1 in ditch and
Gifford 1 in Farmyard at Great Mussels Farm. Severe damage to farm buildings and a bungalow. No casualties.
17/06/1941 19.00 Billericay 1 – H.E. unexploded found 300 yards North of Tye
Common Road and 150 yards South of Bluntswall Chase. No damage or casualties.
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.
21/06/1941 Found Vange 1 – H.E unexploded on open ground about 70
yards South, South East of “Niacasa” Beech Road. Believed to have fallen 13.9.40.
23/06/1941 01.30 Nevendon 2 – Parachute Flares, 1 aluminium container fell
through the roof of a bungalow in Burnt Mills Road causing slight damage to roof. 1 aluminium container found in a field at Nevendon. No casualties. (removed by B.D.S. 24.6.41).
23/06/1941 01.40 Foulness 2 – Parachute mines exploded between Lodge
Island Farm and East Wick Farm. Damage to Lodge Farm and houses at Church Road. No casualties.
23/06/1941 01.45 Rayleigh 26 – H.Es 5 are unexploded, 7 exploded in vicinity
of Eastwood Road. 1 exploded in Leslie Road, 2 Warwick Road, 2 in The Chase. 2 Avondale Road, 5 in vicinity of Wellington, Napier and Victoria Roads, and 2 in an orchard in Bull Lane. The unexploded 1 between Trinity Road and The Chase (BDS 26.6.41), 1 in garden of “Terra Murra” Princes Road (BDS 1.7.41). 1 in orchard 200 yards South of Bull Lane (BDS 8.7.41). 1 Warwick Road.
23/06/1941 Found Shenfield 1 – A.A. unexploded Shell near L.N.E. Railway,
rear of engine turntable. No damage or casualties. (BDS 26.6.41).
26/06/1941 05.00 Foulness 1 – Naval Barrage Balloon torn from end to end
Island and deflated grounded 100 yards West of Landwick Police Lodge, New Ranges. R.N. marked on side & XB/NK 6/1127 on nose. RAF informed.
27/06/1941 01.40 Foulness 1 – H.E. exploded in a field 300 yards North East of
Island Wardens Post “P” 18. No damage or casualties.
30/06/1941 Found Paglesham The tail cap and parachute of para mine at
Clements Farm. Tail Cap marked D.5718 in red stencil over 63 in yellow. Search being made for para mine. No damage or casualties.
30/06/1941 Found Canvey 1 – Unexploded Cannon Shell at rear of “Selsey
Island Bay” Mornington Road. No damage or casualties.