Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 16 September 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 16 September 1940.

 

Date                Time   Location         Damage

 

16/09/1940    02.40  South Weald 1 – H.E. unexploded in a field adjoining Spital Lane

1/4 mile from A 12.  No damage or casualties.  Lane open disposed of B.D.S. 30.3.41.

16/09/1940                Herongate     1 – A.A. unexploded Shell 14 yards from Billericay

Road opposite Mount Thrift Farm.  No damage or casualties

16/09/1940   11.55  Foulness       8 – H.Es exploded and about 1000 I.Bs burnt out

Island             near Small Gains Farm.  No damage or casualties.

16/09/1940    21.30  Canvey          5 – H.Es exploded near No 8 Gun Site of

Island             167th R.A. Battery at Northwick.  Slight damage to property, 1 slight casualty (a soldier).

16/09/1940    22.35  Brentwood     1 – A.A. Shell exploded by side of Priests Lane.

Slight damage to property.  1 fatal casualty (Mr Burges)

16/09/1940   23.30  Thundersley 1 – H.E. unexploded in a field at rear of “The

Rookery” Church End.  No damage or casualties.

16/09/1940    23.35  Brentwood     5 – H.Es exploded in Mascalls fields.  2 South of

L.N.E.R. and 3 20 yards North of L.N.E.R. 300 yards West of Mascalls Bridge.  Telephone wires down on Railway.  Damage to property.  4 horses wounded one had to be destroyed.

16/09/1940    23.35  Thundersley 1 – H.E. exploded near Nortons Depository, Bread

& Cheese Hill.  Gas main, overhead telephone and electric cables damaged.  London Road partly blocked.  Depository completely wrecked and a bungalow badly damaged.  1 slight casualty (a female)

16/09/1940    23.40  Thundersley 1 – H.E. unexploded in a field East of “Acacia

Lodge” Mount Road (exploded 08-09 the 17th)  No damage or casualties.

16/09/1940    23.45  South             3 – H.Es exploded in a field near Water Tower.  No

Benfleet         damage or casualties.

16/09/1940    23.55  Thundersley 1 – H.E. unexploded between 2nd & 3rd bungalow

Downer Road, South side of Bread & Cheese Hill.  Damage to property and gas main.  No casualties.

16/09/1940    23.55  Brentwood     1 – A.A. unexploded Shell in back garden of

Carlton Mansion Warley Hill.  No damage or casualties.

16/09/1940    Pitsea                         1 – H.E. exploded on Marshes 600 yards North of

Land Reclamation Works.  No damage or casualties.