Date Time Location Damage
01/06/1942 Found Shenfield A portion of a German Meteorological Balloon on a
tree in Alwynne Avenue. Subsequently sent to H.Q.
16/06/1942 Found South 1 – 2″ British Trench Mortar Shell near the
Benfleet seaplane obstruction. (Removed by BDS 22.6.42).
20/06/1942 11.30 Wallasea Norman Sidney Hales of 4 Dogget’s Close
Island Rochford an employee of the Stambridge Thrashing Machine Coy. Ltd. Was working on the Island when he was tampering with a German Cannon Shell which he had found at Hockley a few days previously which exploded. Hales received the following injuries:- Tops of 3 fingers and thumb of left hand and ( Rest of entry on original missing).
22/06/1942 17.00 Hadleigh 1 – 2″ British Trench Mortar found in the creek near
the Old Jetty, opposite the Salvation Army Colony, removed to South Benfleet Police Station (removed BDS 14.7.42).