Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 8 September 1940.
Date Time Location Damage
08/09/1940 00.05 East 2 – H.Es exploded in a field 500 yards West of East
Horndon Horndon Crossroads and 150 yards North of the
Arterial Road. No damage or casualties.
08/09/1940 00.40 South Weald I.Bs a number in fields between Spital Lane and
Vicarage Lane. In the vicinity of The Tower Arms P.H. No damage or casualties.
08/09/1940 00.40 Brentwood I.Bs a number near St Faiths Poultry Farm. No
damage or casualties.
08/09/1940 00.43 South I.Bs a number, 200 yards North of the junction of
Weald Hillside Walk and Weald Road. No damage or casualties.
08/09/1940 00.45 Pitsea 3 – H.Es exploded on Marsh Land. No damage or
08/09/1940 00.45 Crays Hill I.Bs a number at Crays Hall. No damage or
08/09/1940 00.50 Crays Hill 3 – H.Es unexploded in Friends Field Church Lane.
No damage or casualties.
08/09/1940 01.15 Billericay 2 – H.Es 1 is unexploded at Randall’s Nurseries,
Cox Farm Road, 2 casualties (slight). Gas main and road damaged. Cox Farm Road closed ( road open 9.9.40)
08/09/1940 01.15 Bowers I.Bs about 100 on South Staines Farm. No
Gifford damage or casualties.
08/09/1940 01.25 South 3 – H.Es 2 exploded in a wood between Benfleet
Benfleet Road and Kiln Road 300 to 500 yards North East of Water Lane. Also 1 unexploded in middle of the road at the top of Vicarage Hill ( road closed). Electric cable damaged. No casualties.
08/09/1940 02.05 Billericay I.Bs about 600 between Billericay and Crays Hill in
six fields. Two stacks of clover fired at Gurnards Farm, South Green. 400 yards North of Billericay to Wickford Road. No casualties.
08/09/1940 02.37 Coxtie Green 1 – I.B. at Ensworth Randalls field. Stack fired. No
08/09/1940 03.30 Canvey 2 – H.Es 1 is unexploded in the centre of Canvey
Island Road between Northwick Corner and Canvey Bridge. Road closed. Telephone wires down. No casualties.
08/09/1940 06.30 Canvey Barrage Balloon grounded at Waterside Farm.
Island Secured to a telegraph pole.
08/09/1940 Canvey 1 – A.A. unexploded Shell at rear of garage at
Island Russets House, Canvey Road. No damage or casualties.
08/09/1940 South 2 – H.Es unexploded in a field by the side of Essex
Benfleet Way. Road B.1014 closed. H.Es 3 feet from the road and 300yards from the Water Tower. No casualties.
08/09/1940 11.00 Doddinghurst 1 – Canon Shell unexploded. No damage or
08/09/1940 12.09 Coxtie Green 1 – I.B. and 7 Cannon Shells unexploded in fields
near Canterbury Tye. No damage or casualties
08/09/1940 Great Warley 1 – A.A. unexploded Shell near New Cottage by
side of road at Hole Farm. No damage or casualties.
08/09/1940 16.15 Great Warley Body of a German Airman found on Goodchilds
Farm. Captain Kuet Mescheder, 20 years. Parachute failed to open.
08/09/1940 21.18 Great 20 – I.Bs between Crays Hill and Barleylands
Burstead Farm. No damage or casualties.