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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
    1131 hits
  • 2nd Lt H J R O'Brien 2nd Lt H J R O'Brien
    863 hits
  • Chaklala, 1934 Chaklala, 1934
    1343 hits
  • Chaklala, 1934 Chaklala, 1934
    999 hits
  • Chaklala, 1934 Chaklala, 1934
    1335 hits
  • 251 IND ARMD Bdg Tpt Coy Officers 251 IND ARMD Bdg Tpt Coy Officers
    1145 hits
  • 251 IND ARMD Bdg Tpt Coy Officers 251 IND ARMD Bdg Tpt Coy Officers
    1169 hits
  • Buttons & Co Buttons & Co
    725 hits
  • Baluch Regt Crest Multan 1928 Baluch Regt Crest Multan 1928
    1200 hits
  • Bungalow Bungalow
    835 hits
  • Bungalow Bungalow
    944 hits
  • Untitled Untitled
    602 hits
  • Garden Party Garden Party
    734 hits
  • Garden Party Garden Party
    746 hits
  • Fellow Officer in Baluch Reg Peshawar Fellow Officer in Baluch Reg Peshawar
    1418 hits
  • Garden Party Garden Party
    701 hits
  • Garden Party Garden Party
    734 hits
  • Hastings Allahabad Hastings Allahabad
    695 hits
  • Untitles Untitles
    1025 hits
  • Karachi Boat Club Karachi Boat Club
    897 hits
  • 15 August 1947 15 August 1947
    1241 hits
  • Karachi Parade Karachi Parade
    610 hits
  • Karachi Parade Karachi Parade
    579 hits
  • Karachi Parade Karachi Parade
    648 hits
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    1432 hits
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    865 hits
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    752 hits
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    743 hits
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    813 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
    605 hits
  • Lieut. H.J.R. O'Brien, Multan 1928 Lieut. H.J.R. O'Brien, Multan 1928
    1018 hits
  • Lt. Col  H.J.R  O'Brien Lt. Col H.J.R O'Brien
    819 hits
  • Mahmond supply dump Mahmond supply dump
    777 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    740 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    675 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    750 hits
  • Jacob's Rifles Jacob's Rifles
    781 hits
  • South Waziristan Scouts South Waziristan Scouts
    650 hits
  • Major O'Brien Major O'Brien
    704 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    660 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    790 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    757 hits
  • Mohd Din Stableward Bearer Mohd Din Stableward Bearer
    769 hits
  • Multan Officers Club Multan Officers Club
    745 hits
  • The Baluch Mess August 1929 The Baluch Mess August 1929
    1091 hits
  • Multan Officers Club Multan Officers Club
    727 hits
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    1553 hits
  • Untitled Untitled
    647 hits
  • Untitled Untitled
    675 hits