Remembering the Fallen: on this day in 1986, Private William Pollock, the Ulster Defence Regiment, was killed in an IRA bomb explosion outside the newly-built home into which he had moved during the previous month.
He had been attaching a trailer to his car when the explosion occurred, the bomb having been planted underneath the trailer. His parents were nearby, far enough away that they were not seriously injured, but were later treated for cuts and shock. Private Pollock was a part-time member of the regiment, and his off-duty occupation was farming.
William, from Creeduff near Castlederg in County Tyrone, was 27 years old and had been married for six months.