Erin (rose_in_shadow) wrote in little_details,
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WW2 medical discharge for British soldier?

I need my British 20-something character to have been honorably discharged from the army due to combat injury in the early 1940s, but I also need him to be mostly physically capable after he heals (so, no amputated limbs).

I've found a very useful post about this for the Peninsular War, but in addition to the info there, what about burns? Would bad burns be enough to get my boy discharged?

Additionally, what are the chances that he'd be taken back if he tried to re-enlist once he thinks he's fully recovered?

I've googled "blighty wounds," but mostly found info about people blowing their own fingers off in order to get sent home on purpose during WWI and very little in WWII.
Tags: uk: history: world war ii, ~medicine: injuries to order, ~medicine: injuries: historical, ~world war ii
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