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Home / Personal Collections / Lt Col Ron O'Brien, Indian Army [141]

Lt. Col H.J.R. O'Brien was born in Nainital, India in 1906 where his father worked as a civil engineer. Educated at Bedford Public School, he entered Sandhurst and was commissioned in 1927 as a 2nd Lt in the Royal Scots Fusiliers. Seconded to the 10th Baluch regt of the Indian Army. He saw active service in the Mahmond campaigning in the early 1930's. During the second world war, he served with the Royal Indian Army Service Corps. His last nine months of his Army career were with CRIASC, HQ South Burma, Rangoon. Discharged with the rank of Lt. Col on Indian Independence he returned to Ireland in 1948.

  • 1st Lt H J R O'Brien 1st Lt H J R O'Brien
    1076 hits
  • 2nd Lt H J R O'Brien 2nd Lt H J R O'Brien
    820 hits
  • Chaklala, 1934 Chaklala, 1934
    1281 hits
  • Chaklala, 1934 Chaklala, 1934
    950 hits
  • Chaklala, 1934 Chaklala, 1934
    1264 hits
  • 251 IND ARMD Bdg Tpt Coy Officers 251 IND ARMD Bdg Tpt Coy Officers
    1098 hits
  • 251 IND ARMD Bdg Tpt Coy Officers 251 IND ARMD Bdg Tpt Coy Officers
    1112 hits
  • Buttons & Co Buttons & Co
    694 hits
  • Baluch Regt Crest Multan 1928 Baluch Regt Crest Multan 1928
    1157 hits
  • Bungalow Bungalow
    800 hits
  • Bungalow Bungalow
    902 hits
  • Untitled Untitled
    575 hits
  • Garden Party Garden Party
    706 hits
  • Garden Party Garden Party
    709 hits
  • Fellow Officer in Baluch Reg Peshawar Fellow Officer in Baluch Reg Peshawar
    1364 hits
  • Garden Party Garden Party
    672 hits
  • Garden Party Garden Party
    704 hits
  • Hastings Allahabad Hastings Allahabad
    662 hits
  • Untitles Untitles
    994 hits
  • Karachi Boat Club Karachi Boat Club
    851 hits
  • 15 August 1947 15 August 1947
    1205 hits
  • Karachi Parade Karachi Parade
    583 hits
  • Karachi Parade Karachi Parade
    544 hits
  • Karachi Parade Karachi Parade
    612 hits
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    1384 hits
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    827 hits
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    719 hits
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    711 hits
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    775 hits
  • Lewis gun section on the range Lewis gun section on the range
    630 hits
  • Lewis gun section on the range Lewis gun section on the range
    575 hits
  • Lieut. H.J.R. O'Brien, Multan 1928 Lieut. H.J.R. O'Brien, Multan 1928
    971 hits
  • Lt. Col  H.J.R  O'Brien Lt. Col H.J.R O'Brien
    778 hits
  • Mahmond supply dump Mahmond supply dump
    747 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    709 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    644 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    721 hits
  • Jacob's Rifles Jacob's Rifles
    750 hits
  • South Waziristan Scouts South Waziristan Scouts
    617 hits
  • Major O'Brien Major O'Brien
    669 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    631 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    753 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    722 hits
  • Mohd Din Stableward Bearer Mohd Din Stableward Bearer
    734 hits
  • Multan Officers Club Multan Officers Club
    714 hits
  • The Baluch Mess August 1929 The Baluch Mess August 1929
    1043 hits
  • Multan Officers Club Multan Officers Club
    697 hits
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    1511 hits
  • Untitled Untitled
    614 hits
  • Untitled Untitled
    644 hits