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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 1136
  • 2nd Lt H J R O'Brien 2nd Lt H J R O'Brien
    viste 868
  • Chaklala, 1934 Chaklala, 1934
    viste 1355
  • Chaklala, 1934 Chaklala, 1934
    viste 1013
  • Chaklala, 1934 Chaklala, 1934
    viste 1347
  • 251 IND ARMD Bdg Tpt Coy Officers 251 IND ARMD Bdg Tpt Coy Officers
    viste 1150
  • 251 IND ARMD Bdg Tpt Coy Officers 251 IND ARMD Bdg Tpt Coy Officers
    viste 1172
  • Buttons & Co Buttons & Co
    viste 725
  • Baluch Regt Crest Multan 1928 Baluch Regt Crest Multan 1928
    viste 1209
  • Bungalow Bungalow
    viste 835
  • Bungalow Bungalow
    viste 949
  • Untitled Untitled
    viste 604
  • Garden Party Garden Party
    viste 742
  • Garden Party Garden Party
    viste 748
  • Fellow Officer in Baluch Reg Peshawar Fellow Officer in Baluch Reg Peshawar
    viste 1438
  • Garden Party Garden Party
    viste 703
  • Garden Party Garden Party
    viste 744
  • Hastings Allahabad Hastings Allahabad
    viste 699
  • Untitles Untitles
    viste 1028
  • Karachi Boat Club Karachi Boat Club
    viste 904
  • 15 August 1947 15 August 1947
    viste 1249
  • Karachi Parade Karachi Parade
    viste 614
  • Karachi Parade Karachi Parade
    viste 581
  • Karachi Parade Karachi Parade
    viste 650
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    viste 1443
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    viste 872
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    viste 758
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    viste 748
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    viste 816
  • Lewis gun section on the range Lewis gun section on the range
    viste 662
  • Lewis gun section on the range Lewis gun section on the range
    viste 612
  • Lieut. H.J.R. O'Brien, Multan 1928 Lieut. H.J.R. O'Brien, Multan 1928
    viste 1024
  • Lt. Col  H.J.R  O'Brien Lt. Col H.J.R O'Brien
    viste 830
  • Mahmond supply dump Mahmond supply dump
    viste 780
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    viste 742
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    viste 678
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    viste 753
  • Jacob's Rifles Jacob's Rifles
    viste 791
  • South Waziristan Scouts South Waziristan Scouts
    viste 652
  • Major O'Brien Major O'Brien
    viste 711
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    viste 666
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    viste 790
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    viste 763
  • Mohd Din Stableward Bearer Mohd Din Stableward Bearer
    viste 771
  • Multan Officers Club Multan Officers Club
    viste 745
  • The Baluch Mess August 1929 The Baluch Mess August 1929
    viste 1097
  • Multan Officers Club Multan Officers Club
    viste 729
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    viste 1566
  • Untitled Untitled
    viste 658
  • Untitled Untitled
    viste 679