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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
    viste 1126
  • 2nd Lt H J R O'Brien 2nd Lt H J R O'Brien
    viste 855
  • Chaklala, 1934 Chaklala, 1934
    viste 1337
  • Chaklala, 1934 Chaklala, 1934
    viste 993
  • Chaklala, 1934 Chaklala, 1934
    viste 1318
  • 251 IND ARMD Bdg Tpt Coy Officers 251 IND ARMD Bdg Tpt Coy Officers
    viste 1140
  • 251 IND ARMD Bdg Tpt Coy Officers 251 IND ARMD Bdg Tpt Coy Officers
    viste 1161
  • Buttons & Co Buttons & Co
    viste 722
  • Baluch Regt Crest Multan 1928 Baluch Regt Crest Multan 1928
    viste 1199
  • Bungalow Bungalow
    viste 831
  • Bungalow Bungalow
    viste 942
  • Untitled Untitled
    viste 597
  • Garden Party Garden Party
    viste 727
  • Garden Party Garden Party
    viste 742
  • Fellow Officer in Baluch Reg Peshawar Fellow Officer in Baluch Reg Peshawar
    viste 1414
  • Garden Party Garden Party
    viste 700
  • Garden Party Garden Party
    viste 734
  • Hastings Allahabad Hastings Allahabad
    viste 693
  • Untitles Untitles
    viste 1020
  • Karachi Boat Club Karachi Boat Club
    viste 895
  • 15 August 1947 15 August 1947
    viste 1237
  • Karachi Parade Karachi Parade
    viste 604
  • Karachi Parade Karachi Parade
    viste 575
  • Karachi Parade Karachi Parade
    viste 645
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    viste 1427
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    viste 861
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    viste 748
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    viste 739
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    viste 808
  • Lewis gun section on the range Lewis gun section on the range
    viste 651
  • Lewis gun section on the range Lewis gun section on the range
    viste 600
  • Lieut. H.J.R. O'Brien, Multan 1928 Lieut. H.J.R. O'Brien, Multan 1928
    viste 1011
  • Lt. Col  H.J.R  O'Brien Lt. Col H.J.R O'Brien
    viste 813
  • Mahmond supply dump Mahmond supply dump
    viste 774
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    viste 738
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    viste 672
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    viste 747
  • Jacob's Rifles Jacob's Rifles
    viste 778
  • South Waziristan Scouts South Waziristan Scouts
    viste 643
  • Major O'Brien Major O'Brien
    viste 701
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    viste 659
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    viste 784
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    viste 753
  • Mohd Din Stableward Bearer Mohd Din Stableward Bearer
    viste 763
  • Multan Officers Club Multan Officers Club
    viste 738
  • The Baluch Mess August 1929 The Baluch Mess August 1929
    viste 1085
  • Multan Officers Club Multan Officers Club
    viste 726
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    viste 1548
  • Untitled Untitled
    viste 644
  • Untitled Untitled
    viste 669