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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
    1085 hits
  • 2nd Lt H J R O'Brien 2nd Lt H J R O'Brien
    829 hits
  • Chaklala, 1934 Chaklala, 1934
    1295 hits
  • Chaklala, 1934 Chaklala, 1934
    958 hits
  • Chaklala, 1934 Chaklala, 1934
    1276 hits
  • 251 IND ARMD Bdg Tpt Coy Officers 251 IND ARMD Bdg Tpt Coy Officers
    1111 hits
  • 251 IND ARMD Bdg Tpt Coy Officers 251 IND ARMD Bdg Tpt Coy Officers
    1124 hits
  • Buttons & Co Buttons & Co
    701 hits
  • Baluch Regt Crest Multan 1928 Baluch Regt Crest Multan 1928
    1166 hits
  • Bungalow Bungalow
    811 hits
  • Bungalow Bungalow
    914 hits
  • Untitled Untitled
    582 hits
  • Garden Party Garden Party
    710 hits
  • Garden Party Garden Party
    718 hits
  • Fellow Officer in Baluch Reg Peshawar Fellow Officer in Baluch Reg Peshawar
    1374 hits
  • Garden Party Garden Party
    679 hits
  • Garden Party Garden Party
    712 hits
  • Hastings Allahabad Hastings Allahabad
    671 hits
  • Untitles Untitles
    1001 hits
  • Karachi Boat Club Karachi Boat Club
    860 hits
  • 15 August 1947 15 August 1947
    1210 hits
  • Karachi Parade Karachi Parade
    591 hits
  • Karachi Parade Karachi Parade
    551 hits
  • Karachi Parade Karachi Parade
    621 hits
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    1392 hits
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    835 hits
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    727 hits
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    721 hits
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    781 hits
  • Lewis gun section on the range Lewis gun section on the range
    636 hits
  • Lewis gun section on the range Lewis gun section on the range
    582 hits
  • Lieut. H.J.R. O'Brien, Multan 1928 Lieut. H.J.R. O'Brien, Multan 1928
    979 hits
  • Lt. Col  H.J.R  O'Brien Lt. Col H.J.R O'Brien
    788 hits
  • Mahmond supply dump Mahmond supply dump
    755 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    716 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    651 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    729 hits
  • Jacob's Rifles Jacob's Rifles
    753 hits
  • South Waziristan Scouts South Waziristan Scouts
    623 hits
  • Major O'Brien Major O'Brien
    679 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    639 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    759 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    731 hits
  • Mohd Din Stableward Bearer Mohd Din Stableward Bearer
    745 hits
  • Multan Officers Club Multan Officers Club
    720 hits
  • The Baluch Mess August 1929 The Baluch Mess August 1929
    1057 hits
  • Multan Officers Club Multan Officers Club
    706 hits
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    1520 hits
  • Untitled Untitled
    622 hits
  • Untitled Untitled
    650 hits