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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
    viste 1618
  • 2nd Lt H J R O'Brien 2nd Lt H J R O'Brien
    viste 1261
  • Chaklala, 1934 Chaklala, 1934
    viste 1846
  • Chaklala, 1934 Chaklala, 1934
    viste 1471
  • Chaklala, 1934 Chaklala, 1934
    viste 1834
  • 251 IND ARMD Bdg Tpt Coy Officers 251 IND ARMD Bdg Tpt Coy Officers
    viste 1568
  • 251 IND ARMD Bdg Tpt Coy Officers 251 IND ARMD Bdg Tpt Coy Officers
    viste 1620
  • Buttons & Co Buttons & Co
    viste 1011
  • Baluch Regt Crest Multan 1928 Baluch Regt Crest Multan 1928
    viste 1648
  • Bungalow Bungalow
    viste 1229
  • Bungalow Bungalow
    viste 1370
  • Untitled Untitled
    viste 823
  • Garden Party Garden Party
    viste 1025
  • Garden Party Garden Party
    viste 1028
  • Fellow Officer in Baluch Reg Peshawar Fellow Officer in Baluch Reg Peshawar
    viste 1980
  • Garden Party Garden Party
    viste 986
  • Garden Party Garden Party
    viste 1034
  • Hastings Allahabad Hastings Allahabad
    viste 982
  • Untitles Untitles
    viste 1267
  • Karachi Boat Club Karachi Boat Club
    viste 1293
  • 15 August 1947 15 August 1947
    viste 1559
  • Karachi Parade Karachi Parade
    viste 911
  • Karachi Parade Karachi Parade
    viste 880
  • Karachi Parade Karachi Parade
    viste 978
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    viste 1786
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    viste 1193
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    viste 1077
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    viste 1071
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    viste 1139
  • Lewis gun section on the range Lewis gun section on the range
    viste 949
  • Lewis gun section on the range Lewis gun section on the range
    viste 877
  • Lieut. H.J.R. O'Brien, Multan 1928 Lieut. H.J.R. O'Brien, Multan 1928
    viste 1429
  • Lt. Col  H.J.R  O'Brien Lt. Col H.J.R O'Brien
    viste 1158
  • Mahmond supply dump Mahmond supply dump
    viste 1045
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    viste 1070
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    viste 987
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    viste 1059
  • Jacob's Rifles Jacob's Rifles
    viste 1070
  • South Waziristan Scouts South Waziristan Scouts
    viste 925
  • Major O'Brien Major O'Brien
    viste 1010
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    viste 937
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    viste 1071
  • Mahmond Mahmond
    viste 1089
  • Mohd Din Stableward Bearer Mohd Din Stableward Bearer
    viste 1015
  • Multan Officers Club Multan Officers Club
    viste 1044
  • The Baluch Mess August 1929 The Baluch Mess August 1929
    viste 1463
  • Multan Officers Club Multan Officers Club
    viste 1009
  • Parade, Karachi Parade, Karachi
    viste 1918
  • Untitled Untitled
    viste 879
  • Untitled Untitled
    viste 891