Clarence Henry Chugg

#19740, b. 18 November 1906, d. 2 August 1936

Individual's Timeline

Birth18 November 1906Clarence Henry Chugg1
Death2 August 1936Clarence Henry Chugg

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: Clarence was a farm labourer.3
Brushes with the LAW

DEATH OF MOTOR CYCLIST - The coroner (Mr. E. Button) yesterday conducted an enquiry at Scottsdale into the death of Clarence Henry Chugg, aged. 29, of Jetsonville, who was fatally injured on the Forester road, four miles from Scottsdale, on Saturday afternoon through a collision between the motor cycle he was riding and a motor car driven by LV. 2t. Robins. Chugg died in the Soldiers' Memorial Hospital on Sunday night. Dr. F. G. Edison stated that deceased's injuries comprised concussion and a fractured and lacerated skull. William Mark Robins said that he was driving a car along the Forester road, about four miles from Scottsdale, when he saw a motor cycle approaching him. The cyclist was on his wrong side and was looking back as though expecting someone to come along. The driver of the car went still further on his left side and partly up a bank, but the cyclist crashed into him. Erle Davey, who was in the car, gave similar evidence, and said that in his opinion the deceased was only two feet away when he saw the car. Witness telephoned for the police and a doctor. Claude Wing, employed at the Mount Stronach tin mine with Chugg, said that Chugg left a few seconds ahead of him and soon was out of sight. He did not see him again until at the scene of the accident, which was about a mile from the mine. Inspector Hill said that he went to the scene of the accident and saw Robins' car on the left side of tile road, about ? chains from where the accident happened. 'The wheel marks of the car, which had been driven on the left side, were plainly visible. At this place, both drivers could have seen one another. The wheel marks of the cycle could not be seen. The coroner returned a verdict that death was accidental, and that no blame was attachable to the driver of the car.

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Citations

  1. Digger - Tas BMD Digger databases on CD, Surname: CHUGG
    Given Names: Clarence Henry
    Event: B
    Father/Spouse Surname: Clarence CHUGG
    Mother/Spouse Given Names: Ethel CHUGG nee Chugg
    Date: 1906-11-18
    Sex: M
    Place: LAUNCESTON
    Registration Year: 1907
    Registration Number: 2451.
  2. Website Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) "Australia Cemetery Index, 1808-2007."
  3. Australian Voter Rolls 1901 - 1936, online http://search.ancestry.com.au