Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II unveiled the statue commemorating Sergeant Robert Quigg V.C., in Bushmills, on 28 June 2016.
Private Robert Quigg, 12th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 1 July 1916, the opening day of the Battle of the Somme. He went out seven times looking for his platoon commander, Lieutenant Harry Macnaughton, who was reported missing, and on each occasion brought back an injured soldier.
The life-size bronze statue dressed in WW1 uniform, standing ‘at ease’ holding a rifle, stands on a plinth of seven Causeway stones, representing the seven soldiers Robert Quigg rescued from the battlefield.
Co-ordinates: 55.2074, -6.5236
This project is receiving financial support via the District Council Good Relations Programme.