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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
    1136 hits
  • 2nd Lt H J R O'Brien 2nd Lt H J R O'Brien
    869 hits
  • Chaklala, 1934 Chaklala, 1934
    1356 hits
  • Chaklala, 1934 Chaklala, 1934
    1013 hits
  • Chaklala, 1934 Chaklala, 1934
    1347 hits
  • 251 IND ARMD Bdg Tpt Coy Officers 251 IND ARMD Bdg Tpt Coy Officers
    1151 hits
  • 251 IND ARMD Bdg Tpt Coy Officers 251 IND ARMD Bdg Tpt Coy Officers
    1174 hits
  • Buttons & Co Buttons & Co
    726 hits
  • Baluch Regt Crest Multan 1928 Baluch Regt Crest Multan 1928
    1209 hits
  • Bungalow Bungalow
    836 hits
  • Bungalow Bungalow
    951 hits
  • Untitled Untitled
    606 hits
  • Garden Party Garden Party
    743 hits
  • Garden Party Garden Party
    748 hits
  • Fellow Officer in Baluch Reg Peshawar Fellow Officer in Baluch Reg Peshawar
    1439 hits
  • Garden Party Garden Party
    704 hits
  • Garden Party Garden Party
    744 hits
  • Hastings Allahabad Hastings Allahabad
    699 hits
  • Untitles Untitles
    1029 hits
  • Karachi Boat Club Karachi Boat Club
    906 hits
  • 15 August 1947 15 August 1947
    1250 hits
  • Karachi Parade Karachi Parade
    614 hits
  • Karachi Parade Karachi Parade
    583 hits
  • Karachi Parade Karachi Parade
    650 hits
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    1443 hits
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    872 hits
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    759 hits
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    749 hits
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    816 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
    612 hits
  • Lieut. H.J.R. O'Brien, Multan 1928 Lieut. H.J.R. O'Brien, Multan 1928
    1024 hits
  • Lt. Col  H.J.R  O'Brien Lt. Col H.J.R O'Brien
    830 hits
  • Mahmond supply dump Mahmond supply dump
    781 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    743 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    679 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    754 hits
  • Jacob's Rifles Jacob's Rifles
    791 hits
  • South Waziristan Scouts South Waziristan Scouts
    653 hits
  • Major O'Brien Major O'Brien
    712 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    667 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    790 hits
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    765 hits
  • Mohd Din Stableward Bearer Mohd Din Stableward Bearer
    771 hits
  • Multan Officers Club Multan Officers Club
    746 hits
  • The Baluch Mess August 1929 The Baluch Mess August 1929
    1098 hits
  • Multan Officers Club Multan Officers Club
    731 hits
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    1567 hits
  • Untitled Untitled
    658 hits
  • Untitled Untitled
    680 hits