Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service August 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service August 1940.

 

 

Date                Time   Location         Damage

 

01/08/1940    02.04  Little Warley  4 – H.Es Whistling type in orchard at Little Warley

Hall.  No damage or casualties.

02/08/1940                Hadleigh        1 – H.E. unexploded in a field 30 yards East of

Florence Gardens.  No damage or casualties.

03/08/1940    21.00  Canvey          Barrage Balloon drifting from barge.  Struck by

Island             lightening and destroyed off Coryton.

03/08/1940    21.45  Hutton            4 – H.Es 2 are unexploded in garden of Hillwood

and Redbourne.  Garage damaged.  1 exploded at Pea Hill Wood (slight damage to house)  1 exploded at junction of Hillwood and Ridgeway.  Gas water and telephone wires damaged.  Hillwood Grove closed.

03/08/1940    21.50  Langdon        5 – H.Es 1is unexploded near Goldsmiths.  No

Hills                damage or casualties.

03/08/1940    23.35  Rochford       British Spitfire crashed at Tinkers Lane.  Squadron

Leader Sayers killed.

06/08/1940    10.43  Canvey          Barrage Balloon grounded at Hole Haven.

Island

09/08/1940    22.45  Foulness       6 – H.Es 5 in a field and 1 in the sea at Fishermans

Island             Head.  No damage or casualties.

09/08/1940    23.35  Barling           3 – H.Es (Whistling Type) unexploded in fields near

Kingsmead Cottage and Ropers Farm.  No casualties or damage.

10/08/1940    01.09  Downham     4 – H.Es 1 unexploded in a field at Fremnetts Farm

(Safe 11th Inst)  House damaged.  Telephone, electric cable and gas main damaged.  3 horses injured.

10/08/1940    01.35  Brentwood     Barrage Balloon grounded in cricket ground of the

Mental Hospital.

10/08/1940    08.15  Sutton            Barrage Balloon caught and grounded on

Overhead Aeroplane Trap wire at Fleet Hall Farm.

14/08/1940                Paglesham    1 – H.E. unexploded near High House Farm.  No

damage or casualties.

15/08/1940                South Weald 3 – I.Bs between Spital Lane and Park Farm

Doddinghurst.  No damage or casualties.

16/08/1940    12.40  Crays Hill       1 – A.A. unexploded shell at Gurnards Farm near

White Bridge.  No damage or casualties.

16/08/1940    13.55  Little Warley  2 – H.Es unexploded in field.  1 150 yards South

and 1 200 yards South East of Blue House Farm.  No damage or casualties.

18/08/1940    13.15  Pitsea             3 – A.A. unexploded shells.  2 on Marshes and 1 in

garden of Springfield.  No casualties or damage.  B.D.S. 18/8/40

18/08/1940    17.35  Foulness       German Heinkel bomber shot down at Gains

Island             Farm.  Crew 2 injured and 3 uninjured taken prisoner.

18/08/1940    17.40  Fambridge     British Spitfire shot down.  Plane landed in Malden.

Squadron Leader J. Gordon of North Weald landed by parachute, suffering slight burns.

19/08/1940    00.10  Canvey          A.A. Nose Cap at “Shell Beech”.  Telephone and

Island             house rafters damaged.  No casualties.

19/08/1940    00.10  Canvey          6 – H.Es 1 is unexploded in a lake at Lakeside

Island             End.  2 exploded North of Dutch Village, 1 at Tewkes Creek, 2 in garden of “Meleta” Liege Avenue (slight damage and 1 slight casualty a female of 34 years) also a large number of I.Bs at the Winter Gardens.  Grass fires and haystack damaged by fire.

19/08/1940    01.00  Paglesham    7 – H.Es 1 is unexploded in a pool and 5 exploded

in Waterside Lane.  Tiles and windows broken in cottages.  Also 20 I.Bs on South Hall Marshes.  No casualties.

19/08/1940    01.00  Potton Island 1 – H.E. unexploded in a field opposite Oyster Bed.

No damage or casualties.

19/08/1940    01.00  Paglesham    I.Bs 60 or 70 at East End.  No casualties or

damage.

19/08/1940    01.20  Potton Island 1 – Oil I.B on North side of Sea Wall.  Slight

damage to sea wall.  No casualties.

19/08/1940    01.21  Foulness       1 – H.E. unexploded in a field between Little and

Island             Great Shalford.  No damage or casualties.

20/08/1940    17.00  Haven Gore British Spitfire shot down. Pilot safe, slight injury.

Island

21/08/1940    12.44  Brentwood     2 – H.E.s 1 is 300 yards East of Railway Station on

embankment. L.N.E.R. partly blocked by a tree and debris And 1 at Myrtle Road.  4 houses demolished and 4 badly damaged.  5 slight casualties.

23/08/1940    06.15  Laindon         Barrage Balloon drifting in a South Easterly

direction.

24/08/1940    16.00  Barling           I.Bx number unknown.  No casualties.  Gorse fire.

24/08/1940    16.01  Canewdon    German Messerschmitt 109 crashed 400 yards

outside RAF Station.  Pilot safe.

24/08/1940    16.02  Great              German Bomber shot down at Senns Farm.  Crew

Wakering       3 captured.

26/08/1940    15.25  Pitsea             British Hurricane crashed.  Number of plane

P.3966.  Pilot safe.

26/08/1940    15.25  Great Warley 70 – H.Es 51 in the vicinity of Warley Common, 14

at Pump Farm.  2 unexploded at the Croft and 1 100 yards South of Horton Road.  Also 17 I.Bs between The Mental Hospital and Warley Barracks.  Water main damaged.  Road A.186 closed, 1 house badly damaged and 5 slightly.  5 casualties, 2 serious (Road open 29/8/40).  Bombs safe 13/9/40.

26/08/1940    15.25  South Weald 13 – I.Bs 4 at Rochetts, 9 in fields between Spital

Lane and The Vicarage Lane.  No casualties or damage.

26/08/1940    15.45  Rochford       German Dornier 17 crashed on Aerodrome.  Crew

2 injured and 2 prisoners safe.

26/08/1940    15.46  Foulness       British Hurricane crashed.  Machine badly

Island             damaged.  Pilot safe.

26/08/1940    15.47  Little Warley  1 – H.E. unexploded in a field at Little Bassetts. No

damage or casualties.

26/08/1940    15.48  Rochford       Machine gun bullets.  Civilian wounded.

27/08/1940    02.20  Mountnessing          2 – H.Es 1 is unexploded in garden of “The

Rest” and 1 exploded on greensward at Fitzwalters Corner.  Gas, water and telephone cable damaged.  No casualties.  Road A.12 partly closed.

27/08/1940    02.21  Coxtie Green 2 -A.A. unexploded shells 1st Big field C/Green

Farm 2nd front Meadow Lincoln Farm.

28/08/1940    12.53  Great              1 – A.A. unexploded shell in cabbage field 150

Wakering       yards North West of Trotters Farm.  No casualties or damage.

28/08/1940    12.54  Rochford       58 – H.Es 18 on Aerodrome, 2 unexploded on Golf

Course, 3 on Southend Road B.1013 at Warners Bridge, 2 Ashingdon Road, 6 exploded and 1 unexploded on Railway Lines and 26 in vicinity of Rectory Road.  Railway Line blocked near aerodrome.  Rectory Road and B.1013 blocked.  Water, gas, electric and telephone services damaged.  Farm buildings on golf course damaged.  3 houses demolished, 6 badly damaged 2 stacks fired.  The Oxford Social Club demolished, 4 casualties slight.  Rectory Road open 5/9/40

28/08/1940    12.58  Hawkwell       5 – H.Es 2 unexploded and 1 exploded in garden at

Harwood Avenue and 2 exploded between Old Cottage, Iron Lane and Railway Station.  Damage to property.  No casualties.

28/08/1940    12.59  Rochford       1 – H.E. unexploded in a field near Showman

Cottage Asking Road, 200 yards South of Holt Farm.  No damage or casualties.

28/08/1940    13.00  Wallasea        33 – H.Es 17 are unexploded 200 yards East of

Island             Tile Barn Farm.  No damage or casualties.

28/08/1940    13.00  Foulness       5 – H.Es 1 is unexploded at Rugwood.  Remainder

Island             at White Houses and Marshes.  No casualties or damage

29/08/1940    00.12  Sutton            4 – H.Es2 are unexploded at Flat Hall Farm.  No

damage or casualties

29/08/1940    00.12  Shopland      2 – H.Es unexploded at Mucking Hall Wood Farm.

No damage or casualties

29/08/1940    02.22  Rochford       2 – H.Es 1 is unexploded at Hillfield 300 yards

South East of Senior School.  Sewer damaged at Hillfield.  No casualties

29/08/1940    03.10  Foulness       3 – H.Es 1 unexploded 1/4 mile South East of

Island             Landwick Police Post, 1 is exploded at Friends Farm and 1 exploded 300 yards East of Friends Farm.  Also 1 I.B. 100 yards West of Coopers Slaughterhouse.  No casualties or damage.

29/08/1940    03.20  Canvey          10 – H.Es at Winter Gardens and 40 and 60 acres.

Island             Florence and Bankside bungalows badly damaged.  Gas main damaged, 1 slight casualty (shock).

29/08/1940    03.26  Vange            4 – H.Es 1 is unexploded 100 yards South of

Vange Camp.  No damage or casualties.

29/08/1940    19.20  Basildon        British Hurricane shot down.  Pilot from South

Weald safe.

30/08/1940    16.30  Rochford       British Spitfire wrecked at Cherry Orchard Lane.

Pilot safe.

30/08/1940    16.35  South             1 – H.E. exploded in a garden in Benfleet Road,

Benfleet         B.1014 closed.  Slight damage to property.  No casualties.  Also 1 I.B. near Bardfield Farm.

30/08/1940    16.35  Basildon        4 – H.Es 2 exploded in Gardiners Lane and 2 in

Burnt Mills Road.  Gardiners Lane blocked (open 5.9.40).  No casualties.

30/08/1940    16.35  Wickford        13 – H.Es 3 exploded near Warners Garage.  4 in

Chelmsford Road and 6 unexploded in fields at Castleton Farm, Castle Road.  1 house damaged in Chelmsford Road.  No casualties.

30/08/1940    16.35  Ramsden       12 – H.Es in vicinity of Glebe Road, 2 in drive of

“Highcliffe” Langden Avenue, 1 house damaged in Glebe Road.  No casualties.

30/08/1940    16.40  Canvey          1 – H.E. unexploded near Number 3 Gun Site, 96th

Island             Light A.A. Battery, 200 yards East of London Coastal Oil Wharf.  No damage or casualties.

30/08/1940    16.40  Thundersley Grass fire and damage to electric cable.  Cause

unknown.

30/08/1940    16.45  Hadleigh        1 – Cannon Shell making hole in roof of

“Woodlands” Gleve Way and 1 unexploded A.A. shell in garden of the Willows.  Also roofing and ceilings damaged by shrapnel at “Conifers” and “Egerton” Milton Road.  No casualties.

30/08/1940    16.45  Canvey          Machine gun bullets through the roof of the

Island             Dewdrop Inn, Urmine Road.  Tiles and ceilings damaged.  No casualties

30/08/1940    16.50  Hutton            3 – Cannon Shells in drive of “Retlaw” “Middleton”

and “Oxford”.  Shrapnel through roof of garage at “Retlaw”.  1 slight casualty P Smith gardener wounded.  Also dog wounded at “Retlaw”.

30/08/1940    17.00  North              2- H.Es unexploded between Smilers Farm and

Benfleet         Lower Avenue ? Pound Lane.  No casualties or damage.

30/08/1940    17.00  Rochford       2 – H.Es 300 yards North of Butlers Farm, Sutton.

No casualties or damage.

30/08/1940    17.00  Pitsea             1 – H.E. unexploded at “The Willows”, The

Crescent.  No damage or casualties.

30/08/1940    17.00  North              15 – H.Es 14 unexploded in fields near Bardfields

Benfleet         Farm.  Also 1 exploded and 1 I.B. burnt out.  No damage or casualties.  B.D.S 6.3.41

30/08/1940    17.00  Nevendon     6 – H.Es in a field near Cranes Farm, 1 is

exploded.  No damage or casualties.  B.D.S. 6.3.41

30/08/1940    17.00  Crays Hill       4 – H.Es in a field near Great Wasketts Farm,

Gardiners Lane.  Slight damage to 2 cottages.  No casualties.

31/08/1940    00.05  Billericay        3 – H.Es 2 are unexploded, 1 at Cowbridge Grange

and 1 at Haven Gore, 1 exploded at Blunts Wall Farm.  No damage or casualties.

31/08/1940    01.00  Hutton            2- H.Es at Hunters Chase.  No damage or

casualties.  Also a Cannon Shell at “Homestead” Mount Avenue.  No damage or casualties.

31/08/1940    01.55  South Weald 4 – H.Es at Rochetts.  Windows broken and

ceilings down at Farm House.  No casualties.

31/08/1940    02.00  Little                1 – H.E. unexploded in a field 200 yards to rear of

Burstead        Winger Farm.  No damage or casualties.

31/08/1940    10.25  Foulness       British Hurricane crashed near the Repair

Island             Experimental Works.  Machine damaged.  Pilot injured and moved to Shoeburyness Municipal Hospital.

31/08/1940    13.14  Brentwood     4 – H.Es unexploded on L.N.E.R. line 300 yards

East of Three Arch Bridge.  Rail traffic suspended.  Road A. 128 closed (Rail & road open 2.9.40).  No casualties

31/08/1940    13.15  Little                1 – H.E. unexploded 150 yards South West

Burstead        of Bullers Farm.  No damage or casualties.

31/08/1940    13.25  Ingrave           British Spitfire crashed at Thorndon Park.

Machine burnt out.  Pilot safe.

31/08/1940    13.25  Rayleigh        Pilot injured landed by parachute moved to

Southend Municipal Hospital Rochford.  From plane which crashed at Leigh-on-Sea.

31/08/1940    13.31  Thundersley 1 Incendiary bullet causing grass fire near the

School, Rushbottom Lane.  No casualties.

31/08/1940    14.45  Rayleigh        Grass fire at Kenworth Gardens (cause unknown)

31/08/1940    18.00  East                9 – H.Es in vicinity of Railway Station, 3 cottages

Horndon        demolished, 1 uninhabitable, 1 casualty (female 50 years). 1 exploded near The Ropary Hoes Factory (Factory damaged).  Also 30 I.Bs on fruit farm and in fields off Hall Lane 150 yards North of Railway.

31/08/1940    18.01  Shenfield       A.A. unexploded shell in the garden of “Minster”.

No damage or casualties.

31/08/1940    18.25  Wickford        British Spitfire crashed and wrecked at Fanton

Chase Shotgate.  Number of plane 2544.  Pilot safe.

31/08/1940    21.45  Hadleigh        Suspected chlorine gas.  Mr & Mrs Potter and Mr

Phillips and son with symptoms.

31/08/1940    23.05  Nevendon     1 – H.E. unexploded South of Arterial Road and

300 yards off Nevendon Road.  No damage or casualties.

31/08/1940    23.20  Little                1 – I.B. burnt out in a field North East of Abbotts

Wakering       Hall Farm.  No damage or casualties.

31/08/1940    23.20  Wickford        11 – H.Es 2 exploded near Cotwold Farm and 8 in

the vicinity of Welbeck, Cranfield Park Road, Welbeck extensively damaged, 1 exploded near Copfold Farm.  No damage or casualties.

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