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

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

Date                Time   Location         Damage

01/11/1940    05.30  Foulness       The body of a German Airman found on the

Island             foreshore at Asplins Head.  Not in water for more than 12 hours.  Bullet wound in face.  Unter Offizier.  Identity Disc 53624/22.  Papers on body cannot be read.  Removed to Southend Municipal Hospital Rochford.

01/11/1940    09.00  Great              The door of an aeroplane found in a field at Wick

Wakering       Farm 250 yards South East of farm.  Number 0880299 in white paint inside frame.  Colour Grey-Green paint with 3 mica panels one is reinforced with sheet metal.

01/11/1940    19.00  South             4 – H.Es exploded 300 yards to rear of St. Vincents

Weald             Hamlet on McTurks land.  No damage or casualties.

01/11/1940    19.00  Rayleigh        3 – H.Es, 1 H.E. exploded and 1 Oil I.B. burnt out

in a field 400 yards North of Charlie’s Café and 300 yards South of Railway lines and 2 H.Es exploded in a field 300 yards South East of Wheatleys Farm.   No damage or casualties.

01/11/1940                South             1 – I.B. burnt out in a field between Vicarage Lane

                                    Weald             and Weald Road.  No damage or casualties.

01/11/1940                Hutton            1 – H.E. unexploded at Stud Farm 200 yards North

of Rayleigh Road, opposite the Maltings.  No damage or casualties.  B.D.S. 17.5.41

01/11/1940    21.45  Billericay        4 – H.Es exploded, 2 near Cottages Ramsden

Heath Road, 50 yards East of junction of Outwood Common Road and 2 H.Es exploded and 2 Oil I.Bs burnt out in fields off Ramsden Heath Road.  No damage or casualties.

01/11/1940    23.45  Ramsden       1 – H.E. exploded in a field 300 yards North West

                                    Heath             of Searchlight Station.  No damage or casualties.

01/11/1940    23.50  Mountnessing          1 – Oil I.B. burnt out in a field 30 yards to

rear of “Woodview” Old Church Lane.  No damage or casualties.

01/11/1940                North              2 – H.Es exploded, 1 in middle of A.127 500 yards

Benfleet         East of Bonvilles Farm and 1 in field 300 yards East of Bonvilles Farm.  Down track of A.127 blocked.  No casualties.

02/11/1940    19.45  Vange            I.Bs (about 100) on Marshes 1/4 mile South West

of Goldings Farm.  No damage, 1 regular Fireman seriously injured.

02/11/1940    20.00  Mountnessing          2 – H.E exploded, 1 is 100 yards West of

Lawness Farm opposite Shoulder Hall and 1 is 100 yards North on side of road to Buttsbury Road.  Road blocked.  Gas main damaged.  No casualties.

02/11/1940    20.05  Billericay        I.Bs (a number) in fields in the Vicinity of Little

Blunts Farm and Queens Park Estate.  No damage or casualties.

02/11/1940    20.30  South             2 – H.Es, 1 exploded and 1 unexploded in the back

Benfleet         garden of 253 Philmead Road (unexploded 15 yards from house).  No damage or casualties.

02/11/1940    20.30  East                1 – H.E. exploded in Ingrave Meadow at South

Horndon        West corner of Moor Lane crossroads.  Overhead electric cables down near pole 142.  Damage to property.  No casualties.

02/11/1940    20.30  Canvey          4 – H.Es exploded in fields at Pantiles Farm

Island             between Northwick and Benfleet Creek, 3 sheep killed.

02/11/1940    20.55  Bowers           8 – H.Es exploded in fields between Bowers Hall

Gifford            Farm and Little Kelvedon Hall and 1 in Kelly Road, 10 houses damaged.  Telephone wires down, no casualties.

02/11/1940    21.30  Hutton            18 – H.Es, 1 is unexploded.  All between Cresseys

Farm and Hanging Hill Lane junction with Ridgeway.  The unexploded is 1/4 mile from Cresseys Farm near a pond.  No damage or casualties.

02/11/1940    22.20  Foulness       8 – H.Es exploded in fields, 6 at Creist Wood Farm

Island             and 2 at Rushwood Farm.  No damage or casualties.

04/11/1940    11.00  Great              1 – A.A. unexploded Shell in a field 500 yards

Wakering       South of Little Wakering Hall, on surface.  No damage or casualties.

04/11/1940    19.45  Ramsden       2 – H.Es exploded in fields off Mill Lane.  No

                                    Heath             damage or casualties.

04/11/1940    20.15  Vange            9 – H.Es exploded in fields between Kingswood

Hall Farm and an orchard Bell Hill.  No damage or casualties.

04/11/1940    20.24  Vange            1 – H.E. exploded in a field 300 yards from front of

                                                            Clay Hill Garage.  No damage or casualties.

04/11/1940    20.40  North              13 – H.Es exploded, 1 at Rose Cottage, Hovefields

Benfleet         Avenue.  The remainder East part of junction Goodwins Lane and Basildon Road.  Damage to property, no casualties.

04/11/1940    20.45  Great              5 – H.Es exploded in fields and gardens of houses

Burstead        in Kennel Lane.  Damage to property.  No casualties.

04/11/1940    21.25  Ingrave           12 – H.Es exploded on Thorndon Park Golf

                                                            Course.  No damage or casualties.

05/11/1940    03.15  Langdon        4 – H.Es exploded, 1 in High Road opposite Park

Hills                Avenue, 1 at junction of Park Avenue and Nightingale Avenue, 1 in the garden of “Amy” Park Avenue, 1  in the garden of “Homestead” Butles Green.  Water and gas mains damaged.  8 houses slightly and 5 seriously damaged.  S.L.T. on High Road, B.1007.  No casualties.

05/11/1940    04.55  Pilgrims          8 – H.Es, 7 exploded and 1 unexploded in fields

Hatch             800 yards North of Orchard Farm and 800 yards East of Ashwells Farm.  The unexploded is on Kings strip of land.  No damage or casualties.

05/11/1940    05.08  Potton             2 – H.Es exploded in fields 1 mile North East

Island             of Potton Farm, 30 yards apart.  No damage or

                        casualties.

05/11/1940    05.20  Laindon         5 – H.Es exploded and 1 Oil I.B. burnt out, 4 H.Es

in Wash Lane, 1 H.E. and 1 Oil I.B. near Pipps Hill, 200 yards North of Lee Chapel Lane on footpath.  Telephone cables down, water and gas mains damaged.  Sewer damaged.  Road closed, no casualties.

05/11/1940    05.20  Basildon        1 – H.E. unexploded and 1 Oil I.B. burnt out.  The

unexploded is on the West side of Pipps Hill 200 yards South of A.127.  The Oil I.B. is opposite.  Road blocked from A.127 to Basildon.  No damage or casualties.

05/11/1940    05.30  Basildon        3 – H.Es exploded in fields West of “Endersley”

                                                            Church Road.  No damage or casualties.

05/11/1940                South             1 – A.A. unexploded Shell 100 yards South of Drive

Weald             and 100 yards from entrance of Weald Hall.  No

                        damage or casualties.

05/11/1940    15.00  Pitsea             1 – A.A. unexploded Shell in garden of “Warden”

                                                            Lillie Avenue.  No damage or casualties.

05/11/1940    15.00  Laindon         2 – H.Es exploded, 1 at Ronald Avenue (direct hit

on Anderson shelter) and 1 in a field off Markham Chase.  Considerable damage to property. No casualties.

05/11/1940    15.15  Laindon         German Messerschmitt 109 crashed and blew up

in a field 400 yards South of Fortune of War crossroads, at rear of Essex Tool Factory.  Machine totally wrecked.  Pilot Officer Joham Illner bailed out, but injured.  Rank Feldwebel.  Identity Number B.65176.  Born 21.2.11 at Ndufladt Wier.  Conveyed to Billericay Hospital with dislocated knee.

05/11/1940    16.59  Laindon         14 – H.Es exploded in vicinity of Dunton Wayletts,

7 North of A.127 West of Dunton Crossing, 4 in field North of A.127, 2 South of Dunton Road, 1 on cycle track South of A.127.  Road A.127 blocked, 6 slight casualties.  Gas main fired, overhead electric cables down, 2 bungalows demolished, 4 houses and a Cafe slightly damaged (Road open 7/11/40).

05/11/1940    18.15  Ingrave           1 – H.E. exploded in a field at Salmons Farm, 600

yards to rear of School Lane Cottages.  No damage or casualties.

05/11/1940    18.50  Ingrave           4 – H.Es exploded, 2 on footpath of allotments

opposite Ingrave Post Office, 1 about 60 yards to rear of row of Red Brick Cottages and 1 in field by Clemoes Farm, Thorndon Park.  No damage or casualties.

05/11/1940    19.15  Raweth          5 – H.Es exploded on Marshes 1/2 mile North West

                                                            of Highlands Farm.  No damage or casualties.

05/11/1940    20.00  Childerditch  1 – H.E. exploded on Childerditch Common near

                                                            the forked roads.  No damage or casualties.

06/11/1940    11.34  Langdon        “Alexander Lodge” Victoria Avenue, “Ivanhoe”

Hills                “Ivydene” “The Poplars” and “Summerside” Albert Road.  Roofs damaged by shrapnel.  No casualties.

06/11/1940    17.00  Little Warley  4 – H.Es exploded in a field at rear of Brickworks. 

                                                            No damage or casualties.

06/11/1940    22.45  Laindon         12 – I.Bs burnt out in gardens of houses of High

                                                            Bank Estate.  No damage or casualties.

07/11/1940    01.00  East                2 – H.Es exploded and 50 I.Bs burnt out in fields on

Horndon        South side of Arterial Road and 1/4 mile East of Little Warley crossroads.  Considerable damage to property.  No casualties.

07/11/1940    01.05  Laindon         6 – I.Bs burnt out in fields at Dunton Hall Farm.  No

                                                            damage or casualties.

07/11/1940    19.15  Ingrave           1 – H.E. unexploded in a field at rear of Lapwater

Hall.  No damage or casualties.  (disposed of B.D.S. 5.12.40).

07/11/1940    19.30  Thundersley 1 – H.E. exploded 150 yards South of “Ellesmere”

                                                            June Road.  No damage or casualties.

07/11/1940    19.40  Wickford        17 – H.Es unexploded in fields and gardens in the

vicinity of Waterworks Road.  Road damaged and losed.  1 60 yards North West and 1 500 yards West of Pumping Station.  No casualties.  (Disposed of 2.1.41).

07/11/1940    19.45  South             7 – H.Es, 6 exploded at Boyce Hill Golf Club,

Benfleet         Vicarage Hill Cottage, St Marys Drive “Cleveland” Essex Way “Waincourt” St Marys Drive and 1 unexploded “Hillside View” St Marys Drive.  Essex Way and St Marys Drive closed.  Damage to property.  No casualties. (Unexploded disposed of roads open 29.11.40).

07/11/1940    19.55  Canvey          9 – H.Es exploded, 1 at 5 Waterside Cottages and

Island             8 in Dyke West of Waterside Farm.  Damage to property.  No casualties.

07/11/1940    20.10  South Weald 10 – H.Es exploded between Grove Farm Brook

Street and Sewerage Works Nags Head Lane.  Grove Farm partly demolished, 4 slight casualties.

07/11/1940    20.10  South Weald 1 – H.E. exploded in Scroggles field 3/4 mile North

                                                            East of Grove Farm.  No damage or casualties.

08/11/1940    06.45  Foulness       10 – H.Es exploded 200 yards South East of

Island             Church End.  No damage or casualties.

08/11/1940    15.50  Thundersley British Spitfire caught fire in the air crashed and

burnt out at Oakleigh Poultry Farm Thundersley Common.  Sergt. Pilot of Hornchurch safe.  Machine Number Z.D.H.N. 3164 from 222 Squadron  R.A.F. Hornchurch (not due to enemy action).

09/11/1940    04.00  Billericay        4 – H.Es exploded 2 in fields and 1 near

outbuildings of Stocklands Farm and 1 near moving Nathams bungalow of foundations.  Chimney stack in dangerous position.  Extensive damage to property.  No casualties.

09/11/1940    04.00  Mountnessing          7 – H.Es, 6 exploded and 1 unexploded in

fields 150 yards to rear of Mountnessing Hall Farm.  Slight damage.  No casualties.

09/11/1940    19.00  Billericay        19 – H.Es, 1 is unexploded in fields behind

bungalows North of Potash Lane, from Stock to Ramsden Roads.  The unexploded one is 300 yards North East of Thornhill and 75 yards behind Potash Lane.  (Disposed of B.D.S. 21.12.40)  No damage or casualties.

09/11/1940    19.45  East                25 – H.Es, 24 exploded in fields in line between

Horndon        300 yards South of B’cay-B’wood Road Herongate, from rear of Old Dog P.H. to rear of Boars Head P.H. 1 is unexploded 250 yards South East of Col. Laurie’s house near the hunting gate.  No damage or casualties.

10/11/1940     19.15  South Weald 1 – H.E. exploded by side of Weald Road between

Spital Lane and Tower Arms.  Road dangerous.  No casualties.

10/11/1940    20.55  South Weald 10 – H.Es exploded in fields at Weald Park and

Frieze Hall Farm.  Damage to property and water main.  No casualties.

10/11/1940    21.20  Little Warley  3 – H.Es exploded between Little Warley Hall and

Railway in fields off Hall Lane 1/4 mile South of Arterial Road.  Hall Lane partly blocked.  Slight damage to property by blast.  No casualties.

11/11/1940                Great Warley 1 – H.E. unexploded in South West corner of

Holden Wood 600 yards West of The Rustlings.  No damage or casualties.

11/11/1940    18.52  Canvey          I.Bs (a number) in fields between Scars Elbow

                                    Island             and Kynoch Hotel.  No damage or casualties.

11/11/1940    23.00  Billericay        2 – H.Es exploded, 1 near Gatwick House and 1 in

Mill Fields at entrance of Watts Farm.  No damage or casualties.

12/11/1940    08.35  Foulness       Barrage Balloon grounded and secured at Asplins

                                    Island             Head.  RAF Rochford in charge.

12/11/1940    18.45  Doddinghurst   2 – H.Es exploded 1 in field of Metsons Farm,

Crow Green Lane and 1 in a field of Dagwood Farm Dagwood Lane.  No damage or casualties.

12/11/1940    20.40  Sutton            8 – H.Es, 4 exploded, 2 in field at Butlers Farm and

2 200 yards East of Fleet Hall.  4 are unexploded on Creek side of sea wall.  Damage to property at Fleet Hall and Butlers Farm.  No casualties.  (unexploded dealt with by B.D.S. 6.12.40).

12/11/1940    20.50  South Weald 2 – H.Es exploded on Botany Field McTurks land at

back of Maylands Golf Course opposite 13th hole.  No damage or casualties.

13/11/1940    06.00  Little                2 – H.Es, 1 unexploded at Hope House.  No

Burstead        damage or casualties. (Unexploded reported as exploded B.D.S. 3.12.40).

13/11/1940    07.00  Pitsea             8 – H.Es exploded and 1 Oil I.B. burnt out at

Smoky Farm, 1 mile North East of Land Reclamation Works Limited.  Damage to property.  No casualties.

13/11/1940    21.15  Bowers           5 – H.Es exploded in line from 200 yards East of

Gifford            Pound Lane and 6 yards North from London Road to 100 yards East of Church Road.  Damage to property at Bowers Gifford cottages.  No casualties.

13/11/1940    21.15  Bowers           4 – H.Es exploded and 1 Oil I.B. burnt out on

                                    Gifford            Marshes.  No damage or casualties.

13/11/1940                Brentwood     1 – A.A unexploded Shell on path of 12 Elm Way

                                                            Westwood Park Estate.  No damage or casualties.

14/11/1940    12.45  Brentwood     1 – A.A unexploded Shell in garden of 24

                                                            Kavanagh Road.  No damage or casualties.

14/11/1940                South             1 – H.E. unexploded in the garden of “Thorndene”

Benfleet         Benfleet Road.  Road B.1014 closed from Water Tower to Shipwrights Drive.  No damage or casualties. (considered safe by B.D.S. 15.11.40 road open).

14/11/1940    20.40  Little                5 – H.Es exploded in fields of Bulless Farm.  Slight

                                    Burstead        damage to property.  No casualties.

14/11/1940    20.40  Crays Hill       3 – H.Es exploded in fields 100 yards North of Vine

                                                            Cottages Borwick Land.  No damage or casualties.

14/11/1940    20.50 Herongate      11 – H.Es exploded 100 yards Billericay side of

Dunton Corner Dunton Road, 2 East side of road, 1 North of road, 1 on road, 5 in field opposite Dunton Lodge, 1 in Orchard of Broad View and 1 at rear of Swallows.  Billericay Road blocked S.L.T. 16th inst.  Slight damage to property.  No casualties.

15/11/1940     03.15  Mountnessing          19 – H.Es exploded in the vicinity of

Lawness Farm, in line South West from point 300 yards North East of junction of Mountnessing Road with Buckwins Lane to Little Cowbridge Grange Farm at junction with road to Chelmsford S.L.T. on Mountnessing Road.  No casualties.  Road open 15.30 hrs the 15th inst.

15/11/1940    14.10  Laindon         German bailed out and landed at Laindon. 

The plane a ME109 crashed at Horndon-on-the-Hill Grays Division.  Name Feldwell Otto Yaros 29 years.  Taken to Billericay Station.

15/11/1940    18.50  Rochford       British Bolton and Paul Defiant two seater fighter

crashed on the Golf Course 500 yards South of Rochford Church when attempting to land.  Machine completely burnt out.  Pilot safe.  Gunner received slight burns.

15/11/1940    19.53  North              2 – Parachute mines.  1 exploded 200 yards from

Benfleet         junction A.127 and East end of Old Harrows Road and 1 unexploded in a field 150 yards South of Twiggs Garage 400 yards East of Harrows P.H. on South side of A.127.  Road closed between Rayleigh Wier and Nevendon Cricketers P.H.  12 houses, a school and garage damaged.  No casualties  (Unexploded destroyed by Admiralty by burning) Pound Lane open 10.12.40.

15/11/1940    20.15  Billericay        12 – H.Es 11 exploded in fields in line 250 yards

West of New Lodge Tye Common Road North West to London Road A.129.  5 houses a garage in London Road.  Outbuildings at Blunts Wall Farm damaged.  7 cows killed and 3 injured.  Telephone wires down, 1 unexploded in a field at Gt Cowbridge Grange North of London Road and 200 yards West of track to the Grange.

15/11/1940    20.55  South Weald 6 – H.Es exploded in a field opposite the 12th hole. 

Maylands Golf Course at side of Oak Wood.  No damage or casualties.

15/11/1940                South Weald 1 – H.E. unexploded in the Ride between Oak and

Fir Woods 1 1/2 miles South of Keepers Lodge at rear of Vicarage.  No damage or casualties.  B.D.S. 23.5.41.

15/11/1940    21.55  South Weald I.Bs (a number) near Oak Wood Vicarage Lane. 

                                                            No damage or casualties.

16/11/1940    02.54  Shenfield       5 – H.Es exploded in fields opposite Alwyn Avenue

                                                            North of A.12.  No damage or casualties.

16/11/1940    17.30  Foulness       The body of a German Airman found on the

Island             foreshore of Haven Gore.  Name Gefr. Tonny Boschen, born 10.9.19 at Braman.  Body not in water for more than 48 hours.  Neck broken, bullet hole in elbow of right arm.  (During the morning of 15th a German bomber dived into the Thames and the body is believed to be one of the crew).  Moved to Southend Municipal Hospital Rochford.  RAF Rochford took possession of property.

16/11/1940    18.30  Ramsden       1 – A.A. unexploded Shell 1/4 mile West of junction

Heath             Mill Lane and Heath Road.  No damage or casualties.

16/11/1940    19.30  Shenfield       1 – A.A. unexploded Shell on the cricket ground 30

yards from nearest house.  No damage or casualties.

16/11/1940    19.50  Hawkwell       1 – I.B. burnt out in a field 200 yards East of

                                                            Nursery Corner.  No damage or casualties.

16/11/1940    19.50  Hutton            5 – H.Es, 2 exploded in Cooks Nurseries, Rayleigh

Road, 1 unexploded in Flints field and 2 unexploded behind the Infirmary, Hutton Residential Schools.  Slight damage to property.  No casualties.

16/11/1940    19.55  Rayleigh        2 – I.Bs burnt out in a field 100 yards West of

Beckworth Farm Nelson Road.  No damage or casualties.

16/11/1940    19.55  North              1 – I.B. burnt out near Fantons Hall.  No damage or

                                    Benfleet         casualties.

16/11/1940    20.05  Great Tarpots            3 – H.Es exploded in fields at side of

                                                            Romsey Road.  No damage or casualties.

16/11/1940    20.08  Hawkwell       1 – I.B. burnt out in a field near Hawkwell Farm. 

                                                            No damage or casualties.

16/11/1940    20.10  Pitsea             3 – H.Es exploded 1, 50 yards West of junction

Pitsea and Station Road, 1 on Parkhurst Road, 15 yards from High Road and 1 in field at rear of Allens Fish shop.  Damage to property.  No casualties.

16/11/1940    20.10  Bowers           2 – H.Es exploded, 1 in field 60 yards South of

Gifford            London Road and 75 yards East of Church Road and 1 in garden of Gifford House 50 yards South of London Road.   No damage or casualties.

16/11/1940    20.45 Billericay        1 – A.A. unexploded Shell in a field near “Gatwick

                                                            House” near Bell Hill.  No damage or casualties.

17/11/1940    19.15  Canvey          7 – H.Es exploded in the River Thames off Scars

                                    Island             Elbow Fort.  No damage or casualties.

17/11/1940                South Weald 2 – Parachute mines unexploded at Rochetts,

Weald Road (Rendered harmless and burnt by Military 19th).  No damage or casualties.

19/11/1940    20.00  Little                Damage to roof of “Nulli Secundus” Barrows Hall

                                    Wakering       Road by shrapnel.  No casualties.

19/11/1940    21.00  Dunton          18 – H.Es exploded in the vicinity of Dunton

Crossing, 1 at side and 1 in centre of grass track of A.127.  Remainder in fields at Calvers Farm in radius of 1/4 mile.  9 houses damaged, 2 seriously.  Aeroplane trip wire down.  8 stone pig killed at Pleasant View Road.  A.127 closed.

19/11/1940    23.00  Dunton          2 – H.Es exploded in field at rear of Dunton School,

Lower Road.  Slight damage to school.  No casualties.

20/11/1940    04.30  Paglesham    3 – H.Es exploded South of School.  No damage or

                                                            casualties.

20/11/1940    05.25  South Weald 1 – A.A. unexploded at rear of Gilstead Hall. 

Damage to property.  No casualties.  B.D.S. 21.5.41.

20/11/1940    05.30  Mountnessing          17 – H.Es, 4 exploded at rear of Gt.

Cowbridge Grange, Church Road and 200 yards from London Road at rear of sewerage works, also 1 unexploded in same position, 11 exploded and 1 unexploded on McCheyne’s Farm.  No damage or casualties.

20/11/1940    19.30  Rochford       British Bolton Paul Defiant crashed and completely

wrecked 1/4 mile East of Blatches Farm.  Pilot Officer Hackwood and Flying Officer S. Storrie of 264th Squadron Rochford killed.  No of plane 1626.

23/11/1940    06.25  Wickford        9 – H.Es exploded in vicinity of Brocks Hill. 

Junction of Lindin & Chelmsford Roads blocked (open 29.11.40), 1 exploding on road.  Gas main fired and sewer damaged, 4 houses slight damage.  No casualties.  Also 20 I.Bs burnt out in fields 3 miles South of Downham Garage.

24/11/1940    19.05  Great              2 – H.Es, 1 exploded in a field at White House

Wakering       Lodge.  Slight damage to property and 1 unexploded in a field 400 yards East of White House Lodge  (Discredited B.D.S. 1.12.40)  No casualties.

24/11/1940    19.25  Hutton             8 – H.Es near Collins Farm, 2 unexploded in a field

North West of and 6 exploded South East of Farm.  Slight damage to property.  No casualties.

 24/11/1940   19.45  Brentwood     5 – H.Es, 3 exploded in Cromwell and Milton

Roads and 1 at junction Warley Mount and Headley Chase.  Considerable damage to property and several persons suffering from shock and 2 unexploded, 1 at Lavenders Builders Yard and 1 at 11 Great Eastern Street.  All roads mentioned blocked.  (Open 25.11.40)  Water and gas mains damaged and sewer fractured.

24/11/1940    19.50  Thundersley 5 – H.Es exploded, 1 in Waterworks field,

Grandview Road, 1 in field 500 yards North of Hart Road, 1 on “Strathmore” Hart Road.  (House demolished) 3 persons killed, 1 150 yards North of “Strathmore” and 1 at “Hillcrest” Grandview Road (Hillcrest wrecked) considerable damage to other property.  Overhead electric cables down.  Gas and water damaged , 3 serious casualties at Hillcrest.

24/11/1940                Doddinghurst   1 – H.E. exploded in a field at Shops Farm.  No

                                                            damage or casualties.

26/11/1940                Brentwood     Nose cap of a shell fell in the garden 13 Fairfield

                                                            Road.  No damage or casualties

26/11/1940    20.00  Little Warley  15 – I.Bs burnt out in fields near Homefields

                                                            Garage.  No damage or casualties.

27/11/1940    06.40  Coxtie Green 9 – H.Es 8 exploded in fields at “Ditchleys” and 1

suspected unexploded on Coxtie Green Road East of junction with New Road.  Road closed between New Road and Wheelers Road.  (open 28th)  Water main burst.  Telephone wires down. No casualties.

27/11/1940    07.00  Little                18 – H.Es exploded in fields between Stockwell

Burstead        Hall and Thorndon Park, behind Heron Hall.  11 of these are on the Ingrave beat, Blind Lane is partly blocked.  No damage or casualties.

27/11/1940    07.40  Canvey          7 – H.Es exploded in the River Thames between

Island             Hole Haven and The Kent Coast.  No damage or casualties.

27/11/1940    19.20  South Weald 1 – H.E. exploded near Sewerage Works Romford

Division.  Road closed from A.12 Brentwood Division and slight damage to property Brentwood Division.  No casualties.  Nags Head Lane Road open 15.12.40.

27/11/1940    22.15  South             5 – H.Es exploded, 4 in fields on South side of

Benfleet         Chapmans Lane and 1 in garden of 449a Perry Street, 449a partly demolished.  449 demolished. No casualties.

28/11/1940                Little                6 – I.Bs burnt out in fields at Bowers Hall Farm.  No

                                    Wakering       damage or casualties.

28/11/1940                Rochford       14 – I.Bs burnt out on the Aerodrome and Ann

Boleyn Estate.  Slight damage to 2 dwelling houses.  No casualties.

28/11/1940    09.39  Shenfield       1 – A.A. unexploded Shell in bank near Shenfield

Railway Station, 18 yards East of Railway Bridge.  No damage or casualties.

28/11/1940    14.10  Ingrave           1 – H.E. unexploded in Orchard of Thorndon Park. 

                                                            No damage or casualties.

28/11/1940    21.50  Hadleigh        I.Bs (a number) on Marsh land South of London

                                                            Road.  No damage or casualties.

28/11/1940    23.40  Bowers           3 – H.Es 1 exploded West of farm buildings and 2

Gifford            unexploded North West of building at Little Chalvedon Hall.  No damage or casualties.

28/11/1940                Rochford       1 – A.A. unexploded Shell in a field North of

                                                            Temple Farm.  No damage or casualties.

29/11/1940    01.50  Basildon        2 – H.Es exploded on Moores Poultry Farm and

Basildon Cottage Poultry Farm, 1 poultry house and 40 chickens killed at Moores Poultry Farm.

29/11/1940    19.30  Brentwood     8 – H.Es exploded in a field at rear of “Merrymead”

                                                            Sawyers Hall Lane.  No damage or casualties.

29/11/1940    19.30  Shenfield       6 – H.Es exploded, 1 at junction A.12 and

Middleton Road, 2 at junction of Park Way and Priests Lane, 1 near “Ashdown” Hallwood Crescent, 1 at “Glendale” and 1 in field at rear of Bloomfield.  Slight damage to property.  No casualties.

29/11/1940    19.35  South Weald I.Bs (a number) between Spital Lane and Vicarage

                                                            Lane.  No damage or casualties.

29/11/1940    19.45  Coxtie Green I.Bs ( a number) in fields between Red Lion Farm

                                                            and Stokes Farm.  No damage or casualties.

29/11/1940    19.50  Basildon        6 – H.Es exploded in line from Vexek Poultry Farm

to Devonshire House Poultry Farm.  No damage or casualties.

29/11/1940    21.45  Ramsden       2 – H.Es exploded 3/4 mile North of Lodge Farm. 

Heath Considerable damage to greenhouses.  No casualties.

29/11/1940    22.00  Great Warley 10 – H.Es exploded in fields at “Beredens”

                                                            Billericay beat.  No damage or casualties.

29/11/1940    22.20  Paglesham    2 – H.Es exploded in fields 600 yards East of

                                                            Paglesham Hall.  No damage or casualties.

29/11/1940    22.50  Great Warley 2 – H.Es exploded, 1 in garden  of “The Crosses”

near “Goldings” and 1 near the North gate of Coombe Lodge.  Considerable damage to property.  No casualties.