Are you a Downton Abbey Fan? If so, do you remember Thomas Barrow, the conniving under butler, who went to the Western Front as a medic? He held a match up in his hand so that it would be shot at by a German sharpshooter. The subsequent wound proved to be a ‘blighty” that earned him a return to Downton Abbey after it became a convalescent hospital.
For the meaning of blighty and 19 other slang terms from WWI, click here.