Local Zeppelin Raids during the Great War


Arthur Bitten worked on the railway at Bures from 1907 until the 1930`s
Arthur kept meticulous diaries with entries for every day of the week, during his working life.
Three of those entries are of particular importance:-

20th September 1915:- Bombs exploded by experts down at Staunch Farm that were dropped by a Zeppelin
7th October 1915:- two more bombs detonated at the Farm at 12.45 and 4.50pm

5th June 1917:- Saw my first Zeppelin flying over Bures

Courtesy Peter Richards (dec)

Wreckage of Zeppelin taken near Smallbridge Hall, presumably shot down by a BE12 from Wormingford

The above report was taken from the Wormingford Airfield WW1 records
However, there is contradictory report of L48 being shot down at Thebaton, Suffolk

Published 21/08/2012