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A 1918 photograph, entitled ‘Staff, General Military Hospital, Colchester, July 1918’ is the subject of this site.  The research project, based primarily on the personnel, was undertaken ahead of a World War One Centenary exhibition by the ‘Lexden History Group’ in September 2014.   Additionally, there will be some other material included that relates to the hospital in general.

A 'Military Hospital, Colchester' postcard (postally used 1909). Courtesy of Heather A. Johnson.

A ‘Military Hospital, Colchester’ postcard (postally used 1909). Courtesy of Heather A. Johnson.

‘STAFF, GENERAL MILITARY HOSPITAL, COLCHESTER, JULY 1918

‘Staff, General Military Hospital, Colchester, July 1918’. There is a total of 355 people pictured. Courtesy/© of Heather Anne Johnson

‘Staff, General Military Hospital, Colchester, July 1918’. There is a total of 355 people in the photograph. Courtesy/© of Heather Anne Johnson

Linked to this is a site relating to other WW1 Home Hospitals within a 20 mile radius of Colchester, Essex, England: https://greatwarhomehospitals.wordpress.com/   There is a chapter on the General Military Hospital in Colchester  within that site, and some work here is duplicated in that chapter.

Grateful thanks and acknowledgements go to the following – without their assistance, identification of nursing professions and military ranks within the photograph would be non-existent:

Sue Light – http://www.scarletfinders.co.uk/index.html;  and members of the Great War Forum – http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php.

Colchester's Military Hospital, from Abbey Field. c1905. Courtesy of Heather Anne Johnson.

Colchester’s Military Hospital, from Abbey Field. c1905. Courtesy of Heather Anne Johnson.



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