Collin Milnor Chugg1

#20634, b. 9 September 1888, d. 10 November 1952

Individual's Timeline

Birth9 September 1888Collin Milnor Chugg2,3
Death of Father3 October 1904Henry Chugg4,5
Marriage17 March 1920Collin Milnor Chugg6
Death of Mother10 October 1936Frances Jordan7
Death10 November 1952Collin Milnor Chugg

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: Collin was a farmer.8
  • Residence: In circa 1908 Collin Milnor lived in New Zealand. At an early age.9
Some aspects of Collin Milnor Chugg's life. Colin's statement 'Of a Repatriate POW' made in Yorkshire 19th Dec 1918 reads:

While our Company was holding a series of outposts in front of the village of Lagnicourt, on the morning of the 15th April 1917 at about 04:00 the enemy attacked without artillery support. Captain NEWLANDS was in charge of the Coy, Sergeant HILLMAN being in charge of our outpost. We held the enemy for about 10 minutes, and then ran out of ammunition. I then went a short distance back where I got a further supply and we kept the Lewis Gun going for a little longer, when a stoppage occurred and our position was rushed and we were captured. The remainder of our party had disappeared, but owing to the darkness, I could not tell what became of them.

I was taken to Aonai? and then to Fort MacDonald in Lille, where I was inhumanely treated, and then sent out on working parties behind the lines until about the end of November. I was ***** to Fredericksfield Lager from there to Gustrow and on Co****** to Kiel where I remained until repatriated. The general treatment was extremely harsh and I had to depend entirely on Red Cross parcels for food. I was worked hard and made to stand to attention for hours at night in all sorts of weather for no apparent reason. I saw an Australian Officer while in Germany. I was sent from Gustrow I.N. to Aarhus in Denmark where I embarked on 15th December 1918 aboard the SS Vicaria reaching Leith 18th December.

Military Career

Records show that Collin Milnor Chugg served in the armed forces. In April 1916, Colin attested into the 18th Regiment of the 12th Battalion as a private. He was a farmer of 27, and his NOK was his mother Frances. His service number was 5669, and he was CofE.
* He was in Egypt prior to August 1916, and was in Etaples by December. In February 1917, he went on a specialist course, which lasted 2 weeks, as he was back with his regiment 11th March 1917.
* Whilst in France he caught the mumps and was hospitalised for about a month.
* He was a POW in Germany on 4th July 1917, captured in Langnicourt on 15th April of that year
* He was repatriated to England in Dec 1918, and was returned to Australia on the Ascanius
* In June 1917 his sister, Frances Murial COX, wrote a letter from Ridgeside, Evandale, to the authorities, asking for news of her brother. 9 days later the Officer in Charge (no name written on the carbon copy on file) replied to say no further info was to hand, he was 'reported missing'. In Dec 1917, a letter was sent to Mrs COX, to confirm he was a POW, and they gave his postal address (Red Cross). In Dec 1918, she was informed by letter that her brother had arrived in England.
* In May 1919 he was discharged from the army.10 Records show that Collin Milnor Chugg served in the armed forces. Served overseas in WW1 as Colin M CHUGG, and was POW
* Service Record WW2
Service      Australian Army
Service Number      W71680
Date of Birth      9 Sep 1888
Place of Birth      ST LEONARDS, TAS
Date of Enlistment      21 Jun 1942
Locality on Enlistment      WALPOLE, WA
Place of Enlistment      WALPOLE, WA
Next of Kin      CHUGG, MANDA
Date of Discharge      Unknown
Rank      Corporal
Posting at Discharge      E COY 6 BN VDC
WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
Prisoner of War      No.11

Voter Enrolements

Child of Collin Milnor Chugg and Manda Lillian Camm


  1. Unknown author, Rootsweb various databases.
  2. Tasmanian Archives database: Surname: CHUGG
    Given Names: COLLIN MILNER
    Event: Birth
    Father/Spouse Surname: HENRY
    Mother/Spouse Given Names: JORDAN FRANCES
    Day: 09
    Month: 9
    Year: 1888
    Sex: M
    Spouse Age:
    Spouse Sex:
    Registration Place: EVANDALE
    Registration Number: 1478/1888
    Reference: RGD 33.
  3. Find my past web sites, online or, original doc accessed.
  4. Digger - Tas BMD Digger databases on CD, Surname: CHUGG
    Given Names: Henry
    Event: D
    Father/Spouse Surname:
    Mother/Spouse Given Names:
    Date: 1904-10-03
    Sex: M
    Place: WHITE HILLS
    Registration Year: 1904
    Registration Number: 1177.
  5. Trove Digitised Newspapers, Daily Telegraph (Launceston, Tas. : 1883 - 1928) Wednesday 5 October 1904 p 1 Family Notices.
  6. Digger - Tas BMD Digger databases on CD, Surname: CHUGG
    Given Names: COLIN MILNE
    Event: M
    Father/Spouse Surname: CAMM
    Mother/Spouse Given Names: MAUDA LILIAN
    Date: 1920-03-17
    Sex: M
    Registration Year: 1920
    Registration Number: 1819.
  7. Max Chugg, "eMail from Max Chugg Tasmania," e-mail to Shirley Elrick, various, "Examiner" 12/10/1936.
  8. Australian Voter Rolls 1901 - 1936, online
  9. Max Chugg, "eMail from Max Chugg Tasmania," e-mail to Shirley Elrick, various.
  10. Find my past web sites, online or, original doc accessed on Au Atchives

    Australian Imperial Force Embarkation Roll 1914-1918 Transcription

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    First name(s)      Colin
    Last name      Chugg
    Service number      5669
    Rank      Private
    Birth year      1889
    Marital status      Single
    Occupation      Labourer
    Religion      Church of England
    Age at Embarkation      27
    Embarkation year      1916
    Embarkation date      08 May 1916
    Embarkation regiment/unit      12th Infantry Battalion
    Unit information      18th Reinforcements
    Departure port      Hobart, Tasmania
    Ship name      HMAT A49, Seang Choon
    Enlistment date      10 Apr 1916
    City      White Hills
    State      Tasmania
    Country      Australia
    Next of kin's first name(s)      F
    Next of kin's last name      Chugg
    Next of kin title      Mrs
    Relationship      Mother
    Next of kin address      -
    Next of kin city      White Hills
    Next of kin state      TASMANIA
    Next of kin country      AUSTRALIA
    Record set      Australian Imperial Force Embarkation Roll 1914-1918
    Category      Military, armed forces & conflict
    Record collection      Regimental & service records
    Collections from      Australasia.
  11. Aust War Memorial nominal, online, Australian Electoral Rolls, 1901-1936.