Funeral of Private William O’Brien 10 December 1986


Private William O’Brien was killed in Lebanon on 06 December 1986 while serving with the 60th Infantry Battalion in the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). His parent unit in Ireland was the 6th Infantry Battalion Athlone. William’s funeral took place thirty-four years ago today on the 10th of December 1986 and he was buried with full military honours.

We recall the sacrifice of William and his family in the RTE Archive clip below.


May Private William O’Brien Rest In Peace.