Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service April 1942.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service April 1942.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

01/04/1942    13.53  Canvey          Barrage Balloon broke adrift and drifting towards

                                    Island             Hadleigh.  No damage.

01/04/1942    Found  Great            1 – Small Yellow U.X.B. found with wire fouling

Wakering       electric cables at Wick Farm.  1 slight casualty suffering shock.

01/04/1942    Found  Great            2 – Small Yellow Bombs.  1 unexploded and 1

Wakering       exploded whilst being interfered with causing 3 casualties, 2 serious and 1 slight 200 yards West of D.F. Wireless Station.  2 boys Burgess and Mott were conveyed Rochford Hospital where they died the same day from injuries received.

01/04/1942    Found  Great            1 – Small Yellow U.X.B. exploded whilst being

Wakering       examined by BDS at Halfway House Marshes causing 1 slight and 2 serious casualties to BDS personnel.  Lieut. Walton died of injuries the 1.4.42 and Lanc/Sergt. Bristow died the 4.4.42 in Southend Municipal Hospital Rochford.

04/04/1942    Found  Nevendon   1 – H.E unexploded in a field opposite Wickford

Drive Burnt Mills Road.  No damage or casualties.  Date and time of falling not known.  (Disposed of BDS 25.4.42).

08/04/1942                Great              All Small Yellow U.X.Bs found in the Great and

Wakering       Little Wakering areas between the 31.3.42 and 8.4.42 (aprox 50) have been disposed of by BDS.

Found  Paglesham  1 – A.A. unexploded Shell in the garden of “Milton House” Waterside.  No damage or casualties.  Date and time of falling not known.  (disposed of BDS 3.5.42).  Shown in text as 8/8/42.

10/04/1942    Found  Great            1 – Small Yellow U.X.B. with wire attached in a

Wakering       meadow at Oxenhams Farm.  No damage or casualties.  (Disposed of BDS 23.4.42).

11/04/1942    Found  Great            1 – A.A. unexploded Shell in the front garden of

Wakering       Fletcher’s Grocer, of High Street.  No damage or casualties.  Date and time of falling not known.  (Disposed of BDS 21.4.42).

11/04/1942    Found  Childerditch 1 – A.A. Shell in a meadow 400 yards North of

Brickfields.  No damage or casualties.  Date and time of falling not known.  (disposed of BDS 27.4.42).

12/04/1942    Found  Sutton          1 – H.E unexploded found in the garden of Sutton

Hall, 50 yards East of Sutton Church.  No damage or casualties.  Date and time of falling believed 7.10.40.  (disposed of BDS 21.4.42).

12/04/1942    Found   Foulness     A Metrological Balloon at Nazewick Farm. 

                                    Island             Deposited at Rochford Police Station.

15/04/1942 13.00 Canvey              1 – Deflated Barrage Balloon washed ashore at the

Island             point Canvey Island.  Removed to Canvey Island Police Station.  Markings “MK VI” (F.I) 30510 RAF Hornchurch informed.  Then collected by the Royal Naval Control Southend.

24/04/1942    10.30  Billericay        1 – Smoke float fell from a British Aircraft and

landed in a garden at rear of E.C.C. Clinic, Laindon Road and burnt itself out.  No damage or casualties.  Remains of float removed to Billericay Police Station.

25/04/1942    Found  Hutton          1 – Unexploded H.E. found near back gate of “Red

Heath” Ridgeway Hutton Mount.  Date and time of falling not known.  Report Centre informed (Disposed of BDS 2.5.42).

26/04/1942    Found  Great            1 – U.X. Small Yellow Bomb found in a field 200

Wakering       yards South of links and Mepburns Nurseries in the main Southend to Great Wakering Road.  Date and time of falling 21-29 hours the 31.3.42.  No damage or casualties.  Report Centre informed.  (Disposed of BDS 4.5.42).

28/04/1942    Found  Wickford       1 – U.X.A.A. Shell found in a meadow 300 yards

S.W. goods yard (L.N.E.R.) Wickford Station.  Date and time of falling not known.  Report Centre informed.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 8 April 1942.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 8 April 1942.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

08/04/1942                Great              All Small Yellow U.X.Bs found in the Great and

Wakering       Little Wakering areas between the 31.3.42 and 8.4.42 (approx 50) have been disposed of by BDS.

Found  Paglesham  1 – A.A. unexploded Shell in the garden of “Milton House” Waterside.  No damage or casualties.  Date and time of falling not known.  (disposed of BDS 3.5.42).  Shown in text as 8/8/42.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service March 1942.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service March 1942.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

02/03/1942    Found  Childerditch 1 – Unexploded A.A. Shell found in a field 500

yards South of The Greyhound P.H.  No casualties or damage.  Time of occurrence not known.

04/03/1942    08.45  Great              A navy blue parachute 4 feet in circumference with

Wakering       12 white cords attached found by Wardens and claimed by the Director of Experiments, Shoeburyness Garrison.

17/03/1942    11.00  Wallasea        Found under the sea wall near the old Pool.  A

Island             deflated Barrage Balloon No. K.B/M.K. 6 & No A.499 with letters “R.N.” & “Evelyn” thereon.  Removed by Naval Authorities 18.3.42.

17/03/1942    Found  Childerditch 1 – A.A. unexploded Shell in a field 600 yards

South East of the Greyhound P.H. Childerditch Common.  No damage or casualties.   (Disposed of BDS 31.3.42).

21/03/1942    Found  Dunton         1 – A.A. unexploded Shell in the garden of

“Kimoiey” Lower Avenue.  No damage or casualties.  Date and time of falling not known.  (Disposed of BDS 3.4.42).

24/03/1942    Found  Rayleigh      1 – H.E unexploded in a meadow at junction of

Victoria and Alexander Avenues.  No damage or casualties.  Date and time of falling not known.

31/03/1942    21.29  Great              2 – Small Yellow U.X.Bs exploded in High Street

Wakering       and a of Small Yellow U.X.Bs fell in the area.  2 serious and one slight casualties.  Damage to roofs, tiles and windows of property.  Telephone wires down.