My eldest daughter was also born there (not mothered by the young nurse) shortly after I left the army in 1974.
This occurred because she was already in the system as it were for the birth.
This included a pathology laboratory in 1934 and a reception annexe in 1951. This picture of Colchester Military Hospital would have been of this time: The book Sub Cruce Candida: A Celebration of One Hundred Years of Army Nursing has photos of QAs working in the wards of Colchester Military Hospital.
After the major wars of World War I and II and the Korean War the Colchester Military Hospital accepted civilian patients in 1959.
The card was sent by John to his wife Emily in Ripon who may have been a patient there.
The postcard is undated but may be from early 20th century: Colchester barracks area in Essex, England has always been a busy garrison and when the new barracks were built in 1856 a 20 hut hospital complex was built.
It is situated in Fingringhoe village just outside Colchester on the road to West Mersea.
During my time based on Colchester with 3RRF in the 70s there was and I still believe is a firing range at Fingringhoe which dates back to that period and maybe well before that too.
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This was replaced with a fine looking red brick hospital in 1896.