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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
    848 hits
  • Chaklala, 1934 Chaklala, 1934
    1321 hits
  • Chaklala, 1934 Chaklala, 1934
    978 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
    1150 hits
  • Buttons & Co Buttons & Co
    714 hits
  • Baluch Regt Crest Multan 1928 Baluch Regt Crest Multan 1928
    1189 hits
  • Bungalow Bungalow
    824 hits
  • Bungalow Bungalow
    932 hits
  • Untitled Untitled
    590 hits
  • Garden Party Garden Party
    722 hits
  • Garden Party Garden Party
    734 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
    722 hits
  • Hastings Allahabad Hastings Allahabad
    682 hits
  • Untitles Untitles
    1011 hits
  • Karachi Boat Club Karachi Boat Club
    881 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
    850 hits
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    738 hits
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    730 hits
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    796 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
    998 hits
  • Lt. Col  H.J.R  O'Brien Lt. Col H.J.R O'Brien
    805 hits
  • Mahmond supply dump Mahmond supply dump
    765 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    731 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    665 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    738 hits
  • Jacob's Rifles Jacob's Rifles
    771 hits
  • South Waziristan Scouts South Waziristan Scouts
    638 hits
  • Major O'Brien Major O'Brien
    689 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    649 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    775 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    744 hits
  • Mohd Din Stableward Bearer Mohd Din Stableward Bearer
    751 hits
  • Multan Officers Club Multan Officers Club
    733 hits
  • The Baluch Mess August 1929 The Baluch Mess August 1929
    1073 hits
  • Multan Officers Club Multan Officers Club
    717 hits
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    1533 hits
  • Untitled Untitled
    632 hits
  • Untitled Untitled
    664 hits