17. Robert Quigg VC Memorial

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17. Robert Quigg VC Memorial

17. Robert Quigg VC Memorial

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7th March 2023

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.



From Bushmills follow the signs for the Giant’s Causeway. The statue is located on the B147 Main Street/A2 Whitepark Road, approx. 150m beyond the war memorial.

Co-ordinates: 55.2074, -6.5236


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This project is receiving financial support via the District Council Good Relations Programme.