Roy Richard Chugg1

#20657, b. 30 August 1894, d. 18 August 1930

Individual's Timeline

Birth30 August 1894Roy Richard Chugg2,3
Marriage21 November 1923Roy Richard Chugg4
Death of Mother19 September 1926Caroline Mary Gibson5
Death18 August 1930Roy Richard Chugg6

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: Roy was a labourer, later a constable. He was also a well known long distance road racer (Cycling).7
  • Will: Roy Richard Chugg left a will in 1930 The public trustees, £443.8


His death was commemorated by an obituary in the an unknown place newspapers on 19 August 1930 Constable Roy Robert Chugg. Aged 35, stationed at Newtown, died suddenly in bed at his home yesterday morning. Constable Chugg served over four years In the Great War with the 8th Trench Mortar Battery as a bombardier. It is believed that he was gassed during this period. His parents live at Longford, and his grandfather was a pioneer in that district. He leaves a widow and a child only six months old. Deceased had a day off on Sunday, and it was about 9 o'clock yesterday morning that his wife noticed how changed he looked while still in bed. He died without speaking. Drs. T. G and W. Inglis Clark were called. The matter was reported to the. Coroner (Alderman G. Crosby Gilmore), who ordered a post mortem examination.

Military Career

Records show that Roy Richard Chugg served in the armed forces. Roy attested into the 3rd Light Horse 3rd August 1915. He was a 21 year old farm hand. His father was John Henry, of Longford. Roy had red hair and blue eyes.
* Roy spent time in Broadmeadows Army Camp, and left for the war 23rd November 1915.
* He served as a gunner in France for the whole of this time until wounded in action 4th May 1918. He was back with his unit 3 weeks later. He was retrained and promoted to bombardier.
* He returned to Australia in April 1919, per Runic
* He may have been hospitalised with VD, period 146 days. This was Sep 1918, so the very end of his 3-plus years of fighting.

Voter Enrolements

Child of Roy Richard Chugg and Jessie Harriet Eunice Woodleigh

  • Patricia Grace Chugg


  1. Unknown author, Rootsweb various databases.
  2. Tasmanian Archives database: Surname: CHUGG
    Given Names: ROY RICHARD
    Event: Birth
    Father/Spouse Surname: JOHN
    Mother/Spouse Given Names: GIBSON CATHERINE MARION
    Day: 30
    Month: 8
    Year: 1894
    Sex: M
    Spouse Age:
    Spouse Sex:
    Registration Place: EVANDALE
    Registration Number: 698/1894
    Reference: RGD 33.
  3. International Genealogical Index (IGI), Page 698 in the Tasmanian on line originals (not sighted yet) - image 63 in the index.
  4. Digger - Tas BMD Digger databases on CD, Surname: CHUGG
    Given Names: Roy Richard
    Event: M
    Father/Spouse Surname: WOODLEIGH
    Mother/Spouse Given Names: Jessie Harriet Eunice
    Date: 1923-11-21
    Sex: M
    Registration Year: 1923
    Registration Number: 467.
  5. Digger - Tas BMD Digger databases on CD, Surname: CHUGG
    Given Names: Caroline Marion
    Event: D
    Father/Spouse Surname:
    Mother/Spouse Given Names:
    Date: 1926-09-19
    Sex: F
    Place: Toosey Hospital LONGFORD
    Registration Year: 1926
    Registration Number: 899.
  6. Digger - Tas BMD Digger databases on CD, Surname: CHUGG
    Given Names: Roy Richard
    Event: D
    Father/Spouse Surname:
    Mother/Spouse Given Names:
    Date: 1930-08-18
    Sex: M
    Place: Police Station, Park St NEW TOWN
    Registration Year: 1930
    Registration Number: 1669.
  7. Australian Voter Rolls 1901 - 1936, online
  8. Tasmanian Archives database: Chugg      Roy Richard      1930      AD961/1/16      120      4828.