Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 28 September 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 28 September 1940.

 

 

Date                Time   Location         Damage

 

28/09/1940    01.25  Ramsden       2 – H.Es exploded.  1 Forty acre plantation and 1

Heath                         in field off Outward Common Road.  Slight damage to property.  Telephone wires down.  No casualties.

28/09/1940    02.15  Great Warley I.Bs (a number) in vicinity of Woodman Road and

Headley Chase.  No damage or casualties.

28/09/1940    02.20  Downham     5 – H.Es exploded. 1 is 10 feet from Railway 300

yards West of Castledon Road Bridge and 4 in lane to “De Beavoir House”.  Extensive damage to property.  No casualties.

28/09/1940   04.00  Pitsea             No 4 Haywards Crescent (Council Property)

damaged by shrapnel to roof.  No casualties.

28/09/1940    04.05  Ramsden       I.Bs (a number) in a field 1/4 mile North of the

Heath Searchlight Post near Mill Lane.  “Longleigh” a bungalow burnt out.  No casualties.

28/09/1940    09.00  East                1 -A.A. unexploded Shell in a field 100 yards North

Horndon        of L.M.S. Railway and 100 yards West of Hall Lane.  No damage or casualties.

 

28/09/1940   23.10  Thundersley Roof of “Hillside” Rayleigh Road damaged by

shrapnel.  No casualties.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 27 September 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 27 September 1940.

 

 

Date                Time   Location         Damage

 

27/09/1940    02.00  Pitsea             3 – H.Es exploded on Marshes 1/4 mile East of

Sea Transport Stores.  No damage or casualties.

27/09/1940                Hutton            1 – H.E. exploded 100 yards North and 1 – A.A.

unexploded Shell 1/4 mile West of Cresseys Farm.  No damage or casualties.  B.D.S. 30.4.41

27/09/1940                Thundersley Damage to roof and property by shrapnel at

“Highfield” Rayleigh Road.  No casualties.

27/09/1940    Night  Brentwood     1 – Parachute mine unexploded in Donkeyland

Plantation.  No damage or casualties.  (exploded by R.Es 29th Damage to surrounding property).

27/09/1940               East                1 – A.A. unexploded Shell in a field 1/4 mile East of

Horndon        Dunton Hills Farm house.  No damage or casualties.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 26 September 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 26 September 1940.

 

 

Date                Time   Location         Damage

 

26/09/1940    01.15  Foulness       8 – H.Es exploded near Military Road at Landwick.

Island             No damage or casualties.

26/09/1940    02.15  Vange            1 – H.E. exploded in garden of “Parva” South View

Road.  Extensive damage to property.  No casualties.

26/09/1940               Little                1 – A.A. unexploded Shell in garden of “Clements”

Burstead        Broomhill Estate.  No damage or casualties.

26/09/1940                Pitsea             1 – A.A. unexploded Shell 500 yards North of Land

Reclamation Works Ltd. And 400 yards East of Sea Transport Stores.  No damage or casualties.

26/09/1940    15.25  Basildon        1 – H.E. exploded in a field 500 yards North West

of junction Gardeners & Rectory Lanes.  No damage or casualties.

26/09/1940                Great Warley 1 – A.A. unexploded Shell in a field 40 yards South

of Codham Hall Lane and 1/4 mile West of Warley Street.  No damage or casualties.

26/09/1940    21.40  Vange            1- Parachute mine exploded in a field at Tomkins

Farm 600 yards from A.13.  1 horse and 7 cows killed others injured.  Extensive damage to property.

26/09/1940    22.00  Downham     1 – Parachute mine exploded near “Kites”.  No

damage or casualties.

26/09/1940   22.00  Ramsden       1 – Parachute mine exploded in a field 300 yards

Heath East of Church Road.  Damage to Police houses.  No casualties.

26/09/1940    22.00  Laindon         1 – Parachute mine unexploded in a field between

Leatwooton Lane and Bell Hill Road 600 yards North of Dry Street.  Road closed.  (rendered safe by Admiralty 27th, road open exploded 5.10.40.  No damage or casualties.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 25 September 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 25 September 1940.

 

 

Date                Time   Location         Damage

 

25/09/1940    08.05  Hutton            1 – A.A. unexploded Shell 20 yards North of Collins

Farm.  No damage or casualties.  B.D.S. 30.4.41.

25/09/1940                Laindon         1 – A.A. unexploded 70 yards South of junction Dry

Street and Leawooton.  No damage or casualties.

25/09/1940                Laindon         1 – A.A. unexploded Shell on footpath outside

“Fraji”.  No damage or casualties.

25/09/1940    13.30  Raweth          1 – H.E. exploded 100 yards East of Highlands

Farm.  No damage or casualties.

25/09/1940   21.30  Coxtie Green 2 – H.Es exploded in a field opposite Gilstead Hall

300 yards from road on Mc Turks land.  No damage or casualties.

25/09/1940   22.30  Mountnessing          1 – Parachute mine exploded in mid-air over

fields at rear of Woodlands Farm.  No damage or casualties.

25/09/1940   22.30  Mountnessing          1 – Parachute mine unexploded in a field at

rear of Bullmans Farm Swallows Cross.  No damage or casualties.

25/09/1940   23.20  Billericay        1 – Parachute mine exploded in mid-air between

Mountnessing Road and Western Road.  No damage or casualties.

25/09/1940    23.25  Billericay        1 – Parachute mine exploded at rear of “Kiaora”

South Green 1 slight casualty 25 houses badly damaged.

25/09/1940   23.30  Great              1 – Parachute mine exploded 100 yards South of

Burstead        road A.129, opposite Culle’s Metal Works.  Factory damaged extensive damage to houses.  40 people homeless, 6 slight casualties.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 24 September 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 24 September 1940.

 

 

Date                Time   Location         Damage

 

24/09/1940    08.45  Herongate     1 – A.A. unexploded Shell in garden of “Lokaja”

No damage or casualties.

24/09/1940    09.00  Billericay        A British aeroplane engine found in a field 300

yards West of Mill Hill Wood.

24/09/1940    09.30  East Horndon           1 – A.A. unexploded Shell near hedge on

West side of Moor Lane opposite Folfs Farm (road closed) open 18-10 24th.  No damage or casualties.  B.D.S. 16.10.41

24/09/1940                Laindon         1 – A.A. exploded Shell in garden of

“Avonlea” Highwich Drive Primrose Estate.  No damage or casualties.

24/09/1940    20.45  Raweth          11 – H.Es 1 exploded between Council houses and

Gooses Cottages, 8 exploded and 2 unexploded in fields between Burrels Farm and Beeches Road Crossing Road A. 130.  No damage or casualties.  (Unexploded disposed of by B.D.S. 4.10.40)

24/09/1940                Coxtie Green 2 – A.A. unexploded Shells at Coxtie Green Farm,

100 yards from road.

24/09/1940   21.30  Great Warley 1 – Parachute mine unexploded in Hartswood.  No

damage or casualties.  (exploded 29th by R.Es damage to property).

24/09/1940   21.45  Little Warley  Damage to roof and windows at Little Warley Hall

and cottages nearby.  Cause (H.E. on Upminster beat. No casualties.

24/09/1940   21.45  East Horndon           2 – H.Es exploded on permanent way of

LMSR 200 yards West of bridge over Little Warley Lane.  Light engine derailed.  No casualties.  (Line open 26th)

24/09/1940    22.00  Wickford        2 – H.Es exploded in a field West of 5th Avenue

Shotgate.  No damage or casualties.

24/09/1940    22.55  Little                1 – Parachute mine exploded in a field 400 yards

Burstead        South West of St Margarettes Farm.  6 sheep destroyed.

24/09/1940    23.05  Little                I.Bs ( a number) in fields at Botony Hill Farm.  No

Burstead        damage or casualties.

24/09/1940    23.10  Crays Hill       1 – Parachute mine unexploded 30 yards from a

house and 100 yards South of A.129 Wickford to Billericay (road blocked)  (exploded 4.10.40 by B.D.S.)  Telephone wires down 50 houses damaged, 7 seriously.   No casualties.

 

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 23 September 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 23 September 1940.

 

 

Date                Time   Location         Damage

 

23/09/1940                Coxtie Green 1 – A.A. unexploded Shell in a field 100 yards

South of Coxtie Green Road and 100 yards East of Park Lane.  No damage or casualties.

23/09/1940               North              1 – A.A. unexploded Shell in a ditch on North side

Benfleet         of Burnt Mills Road.  No damage or casualties.

23/09/1940                Great Warley 1 – H.E. and 1 – A.A. Shell both unexploded in

garden of “Woodside Cottage” Warley Road Upminster Common.  No damage or casualties.

23/09/1940   21.30  Little Warley  1 – Parachute mine exploded near Little Warley

Hall.  No damage or casualties.

23/09/1940    21.30  South Weald 1 – H.E. unexploded in Workers field 100 yards

from Lincoln Road and 100 yards from Workers Cottage.  No damage or casualties (exploded by B.D.S. 24.9.40).

23/09/1940    21.30  Coxtie Green 1 – H.E. unexploded in a field 200 yards West of

Lincoln Farm.  No damage or casualties.

23/09/1940    Night  Vange            Horse killed by shrapnel 4 inches long through

corrugated iron roof of stables at “Longmond” Ravens Court Drive.

23/09/1940   22.30  South Weald I.Bs (a number) in fields and gardens at Weald

Side.  No damage or casualties.

23/09/1940    22.30  Shenfield       3 – H.Es exploded and 3 Oil I.Bs burnt out in fields

at Palmers Farm.  4 cows, 2 heifers and 1 bullock slaughtered and 1 heifer slightly injured.

23/09/1940                Mountnessing          1 – H.E. unexploded at South West corner

of field at junction of Mountnessing Road and Padhams corner near Buttsbury Wash.  No damage or casualties.

23/09/1940   22.35  Herongate     3 – H.Es exploded in a field 30 yards South of “Old

Ship Cottage” Hatch Farm.  No damage or casualties.

23/09/1940               Mountnessing          3 – H.Es exploded in a field 500 yards East

of Westland Farm.  No damage or casualties.

23/09/1940   23.40  Billericay        1 – H.E. exploded and 1 Oil I.B. burnt out on lawn

of “Norsey Manor”  Slight damage to property, no casualties.

23/09/1940    23.59  Billericay        2 – H.Es exploded in gardens of “Belvedere” and

“Banlah” Jacksons Lane.  Shed demolished and slight damage to other property.  No casualties.

23/09/1940   24.00  Ingrave           1 – H.E. exploded in a field 40 yards from

Childerditch Hall and 2 Oil I.Bs burnt out in Wilson’s Orchard Childerditch.  No damage or casualties.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 22 September 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 22 September 1940.

 

 

Date                Time   Location         Damage

 

22/09/1940    00.27  Canvey          1 – H.E. exploded on a domestic shelter in garden

Island             of “Fenwick” Church Parade Winter Gardens.  Damage to property.  No casualties.

22/09/1940    21.00  Pilgrims          1 – H.E. unexploded in part of field 200 yards North

Hatch of White Horse P.H. and 300 yards from road.  No damage or casualties.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 21 September 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 21 September 1940.

 

 

Date                Time   Location         Damage

 

21/09/1940    03.00  Great              1 – H.E. unexploded in a field at Stony Hills Farm.

Warley            No damage or casualties.

21/09/1940    03.00  Little                2 – H.Es 1 exploded and 1 unexploded on

Burstead        greensward 400 yards North of junction Dunton and Rectory Roads.  Slight damage to road (the unexploded H.E. exploded 5.10.40 road open).  No casualties.

21/09/1940    03.30  Pitsea             The roof of 8 houses damaged by shrapnel from

A.A. gun fire at Howards Crescent.  No casualties.

21/09/1940   04.00  East                1 – H.E. unexploded on footpath South side of

Horndon        Arterial Road 300 yards East of Moor Lane.  (A.127 closed).  Telephone cables down.  No casualties.

21/09/1940    04.00  Billericay        I.Bs (a number) at Outward Farm.  No damage or

casualties.

21/09/1940    04.20  Crays Hill       I.Bs (a number) between Crays Hall Farm and

“The Parsonage”.  Slight damage to Crays Hall.  No casualties.

21/09/1940               Shenfield       1 – H.E. unexploded under floor of room of “Tirley”

Priests Lane.  Damage to property.  No casualties.  (removed 8.10.40 by B.D.S.)

21/09/1940    20.30  Wickford        1 – H.E. exploded in mid-air at “Westview”, The

Chase London Road.  1 slight casualty.  Slight damage to property.

21/09/1940    21.30  Hockley          1 parachute mine unexploded in garden of

“Mornings Quest” Aldermans Hill Road B.1013 blocked.  No damage or casualties.  (Rendered harmless by Admiralty 22nd removed 24th)

21/09/1940   21.45  Great Warley 2 – H.Es exploded near the Church, Warley Street.

Structural damage doors and windows blown in.  Slight damage to cottages.  No casualties.

21/09/1940    22.00  South             2 – Parachute mines, 1 exploded and 1

Fambridge     unexploded on Beckney Marshes.  11/4 miles South West of South Fambridge Ferry Steps (the unexploded was exploded by B.D.S. 6.10.40).  No damage or casualties.

21/09/1940    22.09  Rayleigh        1 – Parachute mine unexploded at entrance of the

Recreation ground.  (Rendered harmless by Admiralty 22nd).  No damage or casualties.

21/09/1940    22.20  Basildon        Damage to roof of Post Office Church Road by

shrapnel  No casualties.

21/09/1940    22.28  Wickford        1 – Parachute mine exploded 100 yards West of

Elder Avenue.  Damage to property, 3 slight casualties.

21/09/1940   22.35  Nevendon     1 – Parachute mine exploded in mid-air 50 yards

South of Nevendon Hall Farm.  No damage or casualties.

21/09/1940    22.50  Laindon         1 – Parachute mine unexploded 75 yards North

West end of Bourne Avenue (exploded by Admiralty 27th).  Extensive damage to property.  No casualties.

21/09/1940               South             1 – Parachute mine unexploded at Jotmans Lane

Benfleet         300 yards from Railway bridge and 40 feet from Railway.  Train service suspended  (rendered harmless by Admiralty and burnt by B.D.S. 7.10.40)  No damage or casualties.

21/09/1940    23.00  Basildon        1 – Parachute mine exploded 50 yards West of

Honeypot Lane Basildon Road (rendered safe by Admiralty 26th and burnt by B.D.S. 26th November 1940)  No damage or casualties.

21/09/1940    23.00  Basildon        1 – Parachute mine unexploded in a field 70 yards

East of Honeypot Lane.  No parachute attached (rendered safe by Admiralty 23rd and destroyed by burning by B.D.S. 7.10.40).  No damage or casualties.

21/09/1940   23.00  Laindon         1 – Parachute mine unexploded in a field North

side of Dunton Road 300 yards West of Fortune-of-War P.H.  (Dunton Road blocked between Fortune-of-War and Rectory Road)  Mine exploded 16-00 the 22nd.  Damage to 30 houses 2 children killed (Patrick G Cooksey, 15 years and James H Howard 14 year)  Identification circumstantial.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 20September 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 20September 1940.

 

 

Date                Time   Location         Damage

 

20/09/1940    00.45  Pitsea             1 – H.E. unexploded 3/4 mile along inner wall of

Small Gains Creek, East of “Creek House”.  No damage or casualties.

20/09/1940    01.00  Basildon        1 – H.E. exploded at “Gordon Lodge” Rectory

Road.  House demolished.  Road blocked (open 20.9.40).  Water and gas mains damaged, electric cables down.  Slight damage to other houses, 2 slight casualties (shock).

20/09/1940   01.30  Bowers           1 – H.E. exploded 40 yards North of Laindon Road

Gifford            and 70 yards East of Sadlers Farm.  No damage or casualties.

20/09/1940    03.15  Vange            1 – H.E. exploded in a field at Marsh Farm

Brickfields Road.  No damage or casualties.

20/09/1940    04.00  Bowers           2 – H.Es exploded 400 yards South and 250

Gifford            yards South West of Smoky Farm.  No damage or casualties.

20/09/1940    04.49  Canvey          I.Bs (a number) at Waterside Farm.  No damage or

Island             casualties.

20/09/1940    04.50  Canvey          2 – H.Es exploded 300 yards East of No 8 Gun Site

Island             Northwick.  No damage or casualties.

20/09/1940    05.00  Canvey          I.Bs (a number) in fields at Leeches Farm.  No

Island             damage or casualties.

20/09/1940    22.50  Wickford        I.Bs (a number) 75 yards East of Railway Station,

No damage or casualties.

20/09/1940                Brentwood     1 – A.A. unexploded Shell in garden of 88 Costead

Manor Road.  No damage or casualties.

20/09/1940               Little Warley  1 – H.E. unexploded in a field 300 yards South of

“Beredens” Front Lane.  No damage or casualties.  B.D.S. 3.5.41.

20/09/1940                Ingrave           1 H.E. unexploded in a field at Botany Hill Farm,

35 yards East of Blind Lane & 300 yards North of Botany Hill.  No damage or casualties.

20/09/1940   23.00  Crays Hill       I.Bs (a number) burnt out in a field off Church

Lane.  No damage or casualties.

20/09/1940   23.00  Mountnessing          1 – H.E. unexploded in a field North East of

Westlands Farm.  No damage or casualties.

20/09/1940   23.15  Wickford        I.Bs (a number) at rear of “The Chase” London

Road.  No damage or casualties.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 19 September 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 19 September 1940.

 

 

Date                Time   Location         Damage

 

19/09/1940    00.30  Little Warley  4 – H.Es exploded in a field North side of Arterial

Road 1 is 200 yards East and the remainder 500 yards West of Warley Street.  No damage or casualties.

19/09/1940    04.00  Hutton             2 – H.Es unexploded, 1 in garden of “Normanhurst”

and 1 in garden of next house.  No damage or casualties.  (Disposed of by B.D.S. 18.10.40?)

19/09/1940    04.00  Shenfield       1 – H.E. unexploded in garden of “Oddicom”

Shenfield Gardens.  No damage or casualties

19/09/1940    04.00  Hutton             7 – H.Es unexploded at Hutton Residential

Schools.  1 through a shelter causing 3 slight casualties.  Slight damage to property.  B.D.S. ?  Some outstanding.

19/09/1940    04.00  Wickford        10 – H.Es, 1 is unexploded.  All in fields 100 yards

from Cemetery Nevendon Road.  No damage or casualties.  17.1.41 B.D.S.

19/09/1940               Wickford        2 – H.Es exploded in a field near “Brentford Lodge”

Nevendon Road.  Slight damage to property.  No casualties.

19/09/1940    05.00  Brentwood     1 – H.E. exploded 30 yards North of Railway lines

near Nags Head Lane.  No damage or casualties.

19/09/1940   05.00  Little Warley  3 – H.Es exploded, 1 on road and 2 in fields 150

yards West of Warley Crossroads.  Up track S.L.T.  Telephone cables damaged.  No casualties.

19/09/1940   14.00  Basildon        1 – A.A. unexploded Shell in a field at Friens Farm

400 yards South West of Farm house.  No damage or casualties.

19/09/1940    21.30  Ramsden       1 – H.E. exploded at rear of “Cassels” Church

Bell House    Road.  Slight damage to property No casualties.

19/09/1940    21.40  Crays Hill       1 – Oil I.B. burnt out in garden of “Woodside”

London Road.  No damage or casualties.

19/09/1940    21.40  Foulness       2 – H.Es 1 exploded and 1 unexploded and 1 I.B.

Island             burnt out at Nazewick Farm.  No damage or casualties.  B.D.S. 8.11.41

19/09/1940    21.45  Crays Hill       3 – H.Es exploded on main road.  Crays Hill.  Road

blocked for 500 yards West of Gardeners Lane A.129.  Water and gas mains damaged.  No casualties.

19/09/1940    21.48  North              3 – H.Es 2 exploded and 1 unexploded in Little

Benfleet         Hills meadow Fanton Hall Farm.  1  two near Pylon SEE/PD.11.  Unexploded 50 yards South of Railway bridge (taken away by B.D.S. 12.10.40).  No damage or casualties.

19/09/1940    21.50  Doddinghurst            I.Bs (a number) in fields between Outings

Land & Church Lane.  No damage or casualties.

19/09/1940    22.05  Downham     I.Bs ( a number) in fields near Hawkeswood Road

& De Beanwood Lane Crows Heath.  No damage or casualties.