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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
    1123 hits
  • 2nd Lt H J R O'Brien 2nd Lt H J R O'Brien
    855 hits
  • Chaklala, 1934 Chaklala, 1934
    1334 hits
  • Chaklala, 1934 Chaklala, 1934
    990 hits
  • Chaklala, 1934 Chaklala, 1934
    1316 hits
  • 251 IND ARMD Bdg Tpt Coy Officers 251 IND ARMD Bdg Tpt Coy Officers
    1139 hits
  • 251 IND ARMD Bdg Tpt Coy Officers 251 IND ARMD Bdg Tpt Coy Officers
    1160 hits
  • Buttons & Co Buttons & Co
    720 hits
  • Baluch Regt Crest Multan 1928 Baluch Regt Crest Multan 1928
    1198 hits
  • Bungalow Bungalow
    831 hits
  • Bungalow Bungalow
    939 hits
  • Untitled Untitled
    597 hits
  • Garden Party Garden Party
    726 hits
  • Garden Party Garden Party
    742 hits
  • Fellow Officer in Baluch Reg Peshawar Fellow Officer in Baluch Reg Peshawar
    1412 hits
  • Garden Party Garden Party
    699 hits
  • Garden Party Garden Party
    733 hits
  • Hastings Allahabad Hastings Allahabad
    692 hits
  • Untitles Untitles
    1020 hits
  • Karachi Boat Club Karachi Boat Club
    894 hits
  • 15 August 1947 15 August 1947
    1233 hits
  • Karachi Parade Karachi Parade
    604 hits
  • Karachi Parade Karachi Parade
    574 hits
  • Karachi Parade Karachi Parade
    642 hits
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    1425 hits
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    860 hits
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    748 hits
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    738 hits
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    807 hits
  • Lewis gun section on the range Lewis gun section on the range
    651 hits
  • Lewis gun section on the range Lewis gun section on the range
    599 hits
  • Lieut. H.J.R. O'Brien, Multan 1928 Lieut. H.J.R. O'Brien, Multan 1928
    1009 hits
  • Lt. Col  H.J.R  O'Brien Lt. Col H.J.R O'Brien
    813 hits
  • Mahmond supply dump Mahmond supply dump
    773 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    738 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    672 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    746 hits
  • Jacob's Rifles Jacob's Rifles
    776 hits
  • South Waziristan Scouts South Waziristan Scouts
    642 hits
  • Major O'Brien Major O'Brien
    700 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    658 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    783 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    751 hits
  • Mohd Din Stableward Bearer Mohd Din Stableward Bearer
    761 hits
  • Multan Officers Club Multan Officers Club
    738 hits
  • The Baluch Mess August 1929 The Baluch Mess August 1929
    1085 hits
  • Multan Officers Club Multan Officers Club
    726 hits
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    1547 hits
  • Untitled Untitled
    642 hits
  • Untitled Untitled
    669 hits