Blighty wound

A Blighty wound, also known as a Blighty one, was a minor injury that was serious enough to take a soldier out of combat, often resulting in the wounded soldier returning home to convalesce. Refers to a wound almost guaranteed to send you home.

  • It was often shortened to just "Blighty."
  • Example: John was one of the lucky ones. He copped a Blighty and was on his way home.[1]

References / notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Blighty Oxford Dictionaries, UK English. Accessed 27 July, 2016.

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The above term is listed in our glossary of words and phrases of the Armed Forces of Great Britain during the Great War. Included are trench slang, service terms, expressions in everyday use, nicknames, the titles and origins of British and Commonwealth Regiments, and warfare in general. These words and phrases are contemporary to the war, which is reflected in the language used. They have been transcribed from three primary sources (see Contents). Feel free to expand upon and improve this content.
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