The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private S H Chugg


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Private Samuel Henry CHUGG, 241226, 7th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  died of wounds, Flanders France, 17th October 1917, age 28.

Born Devon, son of William and Mary Chugg, of Eastacombe, Tavistock, Barnstaple, Devon.


1911 Census - Eastacombe, Tavistock, Barnstaple, Devon - William Chugg, head, age 64, married, raod contractor, born Trentishoe, Devon; Mary Jane Chugg, wife, age 49, married 26 years, 5 children, all still alive, born Pilton?, Devon; Beatrice Emily Chugg, daughter, age 22, single, born Tavistock, Devon; Samuel Henry Chugg, son, age 21, single, labourer, stone quarryman, born Fremington, Devon; Walter John Chugg, son, age 18, single, labourer, stone quarryman, born Fremington, Devon.


16th January 1915, Tavistock, North Devon, married Mary Hucking, spinster, remarried now Curtis (formerly Chugg), of  Bradwin, Westlugh?, nr Bideford, Devon / 26, Silver St., Bideford, Devon.

Child - William Albert Chugg, born 3rd July 1915, Barnacott, Instow, North Devon.

Enlisted Barnstaple, Devon, age 26 years & 2 months.  Resided Barnacott, Instow, North Devon.   

Home 11th December 1915 to 11th September 1917; BEF 12th September 1917 to 17th October 1917.

11th December 1915, enlisted; 12thn December 1915, to Army Reserve; 1st May 1916, mobilized; 4th May 1916, posted "D" Company, 2/5th Battalion,  Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th September 1917, Folkestone, embarked; 12th September 1917, Boulogne, disembarked; 12th September 1917, 40 Infantry Base Depot, Etaples, posted 3/4th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 16th September 1917, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 14th October 1917, wounded in action.

3rd January 1919, Statement of Relatives - Widow, 26, Mary Chugg,Silver St., Bideford, Devon. Father, not known; Mother, dead; Child - William Albert Chugg, born 3rd July 1915.

Buried at Dozinghem Military Cemetery, IX. G. 13., Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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