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Chippie Mark IV Statue
While serving in Belgium as an Army chaplain, Maryborough-born Rev Philip ‘Tubby’ Clayton co-founded Talbot House (known as Toc H), as a unique place of rest and sanctuary for soldiers fighting on the Western Front during World War I. Clayton was given his first dog ‘Chippie’ by Queen Mary and each new ‘Chippie’ that followed came from the Royal Kennels. The effigy of Chippie Mark IV was installed to commemorate various anniversaries relating to Toc H, including Clayton’s death in 1972 at the age of 87.