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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
    1110 hits
  • 2nd Lt H J R O'Brien 2nd Lt H J R O'Brien
    847 hits
  • Chaklala, 1934 Chaklala, 1934
    1319 hits
  • Chaklala, 1934 Chaklala, 1934
    975 hits
  • Chaklala, 1934 Chaklala, 1934
    1303 hits
  • 251 IND ARMD Bdg Tpt Coy Officers 251 IND ARMD Bdg Tpt Coy Officers
    1129 hits
  • 251 IND ARMD Bdg Tpt Coy Officers 251 IND ARMD Bdg Tpt Coy Officers
    1148 hits
  • Buttons & Co Buttons & Co
    713 hits
  • Baluch Regt Crest Multan 1928 Baluch Regt Crest Multan 1928
    1186 hits
  • Bungalow Bungalow
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  • Bungalow Bungalow
    930 hits
  • Untitled Untitled
    590 hits
  • Garden Party Garden Party
    720 hits
  • Garden Party Garden Party
    732 hits
  • Fellow Officer in Baluch Reg Peshawar Fellow Officer in Baluch Reg Peshawar
    1400 hits
  • Garden Party Garden Party
    690 hits
  • Garden Party Garden Party
    719 hits
  • Hastings Allahabad Hastings Allahabad
    682 hits
  • Untitles Untitles
    1009 hits
  • Karachi Boat Club Karachi Boat Club
    880 hits
  • 15 August 1947 15 August 1947
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  • Karachi Parade Karachi Parade
    599 hits
  • Karachi Parade Karachi Parade
    567 hits
  • Karachi Parade Karachi Parade
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  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
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  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    848 hits
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    737 hits
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    728 hits
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    794 hits
  • Lewis gun section on the range Lewis gun section on the range
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  • Lewis gun section on the range Lewis gun section on the range
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  • Lieut. H.J.R. O'Brien, Multan 1928 Lieut. H.J.R. O'Brien, Multan 1928
    997 hits
  • Lt. Col  H.J.R  O'Brien Lt. Col H.J.R O'Brien
    803 hits
  • Mahmond supply dump Mahmond supply dump
    764 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    730 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    662 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    738 hits
  • Jacob's Rifles Jacob's Rifles
    771 hits
  • South Waziristan Scouts South Waziristan Scouts
    633 hits
  • Major O'Brien Major O'Brien
    688 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    649 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    773 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    743 hits
  • Mohd Din Stableward Bearer Mohd Din Stableward Bearer
    751 hits
  • Multan Officers Club Multan Officers Club
    731 hits
  • The Baluch Mess August 1929 The Baluch Mess August 1929
    1072 hits
  • Multan Officers Club Multan Officers Club
    717 hits
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    1532 hits
  • Untitled Untitled
    628 hits
  • Untitled Untitled
    663 hits