Military Medal and Bar
No. 9583, 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles
Killed in action on Saturday 23 March 1918 (aged 20)
No known grave
Pozieres Memorial, France (Panel 74 to 76)
Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church Roll of Honour 1914-1918 for Killinchy
First World War Roll of Honour of the Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church of Ireland
In some records his surname is spelt Quighley.
Henry Quigley was born around 1897/1898 and he was a son of Samuel and Agnes Quigley (nee Cromie) who were married on 19 May 1891 in Killinchy Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church. Samuel Quigley aged 28 and a bachelor from Ballymacashen was a son of Henry Quigley, a labourer. Agnes Cromie aged 24 and a spinster from Ballyministragh was a daughter of James Cromie.
The Quigley family lived in the townland of Balloo, Killinchy.
Samuel Quigley worked as a kilnman and he and Agnes had at least five children:
Hugh Robert (born 24 December 1892 in Balloo)
Jane (born 31 March 1895 in Balloo)
Henry (born 14 October 1897 in Balloo)
James (born 18 January 1901 in Balloo)
Susanna (born 11 February 1903 in Balloo)
Their mother, Agnes Quigley, died of pulmonary tuberculosis on 30 March 1905 (aged 38).
Their father, Samuel Quigley, and Margaret (Maggie) Thompson were married on 24 April 1906 in Killinchy Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church.
Samuel Quigley died of pulmonary tuberculosis at Balloo on 2 August 1910 (aged 42).
In 1911, Maggie Quigley, her children and step-children were living in the townland of Tullycore, Killinchy where her stepson, Henry Quigley, worked as a farm labourer.
Henry Quigley enlisted in Newtownards and was posted to the 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles. He was awarded the Military Medal (Supplement to the London Gazette 18 October 1917) and a Bar to the Military Medal on 13 March 1918.
Lance Corporal Henry Quigley (No. 9583) was 20 when he was killed in action on 23 March 1918 and he has no known grave.
Lance Corporal Henry Quigley (No. 9583) is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial in France; on the Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church Roll of Honour 1914-1918 for Killinchy and in the First World War Roll of Honour of the Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church of Ireland.