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Great War 1914-1918: British Home Hospitals:

within a 20 mile radius of Colchester, Essex, England

Convalescing service men, Essex County Hospital, Colchester.  c1915. Courtesy of Heather Anne Johnson.

Convalescing service men, Essex County Hospital, Colchester. c1915. Courtesy of Heather Anne Johnson.

This site displays information discovered during research for a project about local Auxiliary Hospitals, which was begun ahead of a WW1 / First World War Centenary exhibition held by ‘Lexden History Group’ in September 2014.   Locations include a handful from South Suffolk – which are, also, within the 20 mile radius of Colchester in North Essex.

This is an on-going project and information will be continually added, slowly but surely.  Initially, the chapters will be published with only the 2013/14 researched information and, gradually, more discovered volunteers will be added.   The chapters already published are examples of what all chapters will hold eventually.

All contributions welcomed.  If anyone is interested in one of the Home Hospitals covered but its chapter is not yet added (or it is published but is sparse-looking), please get in touch because much information is held and waiting to be posted.

Linked to this site is one relating to a photograph in the author’s possession entitled ‘Staff, General Military Hospital, Colchester, July 1918’.  It is an attempt to share all that has been discovered about the photograph: https://militaryhospitalcolchester1918.wordpress.com/

Staff at The General Military Hospital, Colchester, England: July 1918. Courtesy/© Heather Anne Johnson.

Staff at The General Military Hospital, Colchester, England: July 1918. Courtesy/© Heather Anne Johnson.

Many people have helped me with my research and, in return, I am more than happy to help others who wish to use any details as an educational or private resource – this is the purpose of this website … to share. If anyone thinks something is worth copying, I hope I am worthy of being credited.  I shall be pleased to help, if asked.

However, please appreciate the fact that some images placed on this website belong to others and are labelled accordingly.  Out of respect and legality, permission to use any of these should be sought from the respective individuals or institutions – contact details can be provided. 

A c1916 Nurse and Patient humorous card. Courtesy of Heather Anne Johnson.

A c1916 Nurse and Patient humorous card. Courtesy of Heather Anne Johnson.



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