National Lottery Heritage Fund

The Society

The aims of the Robert Quigg VC Commemoration Society:

  1. To raise funds for a sculpture of Robert Quigg VC, to be erected in the village of Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
  2. To organise a programme of events to commemorate the heroic actions of Robert Quigg VC.
  3. To organise a programme of events to commemorate the role of Bushmills men in the First World War.

Patrons

Paul Clark MBE
“I am proud to support the Robert Quigg VC Commemoration Society. Robert Quigg was the only winner of the Victoria Cross from Ulster on 1st July 1916 who lived to wear his medal. I have visited his grave in Billy Churchyard on a number of occasions and I consider it an honour to have been asked to be patron of such a worthy cause.”


Lord Rogan of Lower Iveagh
“I am pleased to be invited to act as a patron for this very deserving cause. I encourage everyone to support the goals of the Society and help to honour this remarkable local war hero.”


Lord Lieutenant of County Antrim, Mrs. Joan Christie OBE


Committee

 

Officers:

Robert Thompson - President

Leonard Quigg - Chairman

Keith Beattie - Secretary & Treasurer

Members:

Councillor Joan Baird

Billy Chambers

Sarah Harkness

Councillor Sandra Hunter

Tommy McAllister

Councillor Sharon McKillop

Jim Millar

Joan Quigg

Robin Swann MLA