Diamond War Memorial Project

Private David Quigley

1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Special Reserve. Regimental Number 4388
Born: ---- Died: ---- Aged: -- Enlisted: Londonderry.

Interred in Abbeville Communal Cemetery, Somme, France. Name recorded on St Augustine’s Church (Church of Ireland), Londonderry, First World War Memorial, and commemorated on the Diamond War Memorial.

Son of Mr and Mrs John Quigley, 9, Pitt Street, Londonderry. Brother of Adam Quigley, Gate Lodge, Magee College, Northland Road, Londonderry.

Private Quigley, who was scarcely twenty years of age, was on the Special Reserve when the Great War broke out. He served through the Gallipoli campaign with the 1st Inniskillings. At the time of his death, two brothers, Adam and John James, who later died in March 1918, were serving with the 10th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
The name of David Quigley was read out at a memorial service held, in St Columb’s (Church of Ireland) Cathedral, Londonderry, on Sunday, July 30, 1916, to pay homage to the memory of the men of the city of Derry, who had died, or were presumed dead, during the second year of the First World War. His name was also read out at a memorial service, held in St Augustine’s (Church of Ireland) Church at the end of December 1917, in remembrance of ten members of the congregation who had fallen in the Great War and others who had officially been reported as missing.
John, Charlotte, John James, and Adam Quigley, 9, Pitt Street, signed the Ulster Solemn League and Covenant (September 1912) pledging resistance to Home Rule for Ireland. John Quigley, 9, Pitt Street, a member of Britannia Loyal Orange Lodge and Royal Arch Purple Chapter 1912, died on August 7, 1921, and was interred in Taughboyne Burying Ground two days later.