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Phillip 'Tubby' Clayton was an Anglican clergyman born in Maryborough. He founded Talbot House, a rest house for soldiers fighting on the Western Front during World War I. Known as Toc H (signal terminology for ‘Talbot House’), it became an international Christian movement after the war. Clayton was given the first ‘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. There is a memorial to ‘Tubby’ Clayton in the dining room of the St Paul’s Memorial Hall in Adelaide Street and a huge mural of Clayton with one of the Chippies at his feet painted on the side of the Maryborough Military and Colonial Museum in Wharf Street.