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Post Nominals - I.M.D / S.T.C.?

Post Nominals - I.M.D / S.T.C.?

Posted: 19 Sep 2012 11:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Sep 2012 12:53PM GMT
Surnames: BROWN
Hi, I hope someone can help me.
I have found a wedding announcement for my great-grandparents wedding. In the announcement my 2nd great grandfather is named:
Capt. Joseph Brown, I.M.D., Retd
and my great-grandfathes name as:
Staff-Sergeant Richard Berley Lowe Brown, S.T.C.

I don't know much about these two men as my grandmother had never met them, they were from India under British Rule and I do know that Richard has a military background. I have googled the post nominals but I can't find anything. Is anyone able to help me by telling me what they mean or stand for?? Or possibly point me in the right direction?

I have attached a copy of the marriage announcement as well

Thanks in advance,


Re: Post Nominals - I.M.D / S.T.C.?

Posted: 19 Sep 2012 2:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
I.M.D. = Indian Medical Department.

S.T.C. = Supply & Transport Corps


Re: Post Nominals - I.M.D / S.T.C.? - Richard Berley Lowe BROWN

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 9:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 1 Feb 2013 2:05PM GMT
Surnames: BROWN, Swasbrook
Hello Emily,
I think we are related. Richard Berley Lowe Brown of Bangalore was my Grandfather. He and Linella Mary Swasbrook had daughters who emigrated to Australia and two sons who emigrated to the UK when India gained independence. I am one of their sons. I always got the impression that Captain Joseph Brown had a medical background,perhaps with Scottish origins, and that the family enjoyed the colonial life,living in Bangalore with a 2nd home in the Nilgiris Mountains. I have found that 'Berley' has variations and you may discover more by trying 'Berlie' Lowe Brown. I am delighted to find a family member and wish you well.
Christopher Brown

Re: Re: Post Nominals - I.M.D / S.T.C.?

Posted: 31 Jan 2013 12:43AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 1 Feb 2013 2:05PM GMT
My best guess for these abbreviations would be :

Signals Training Centre

Indian medical Department

But this really is more of a guess than a promise.

Re: Post Nominals - I.M.D / S.T.C.? - Richard Berley Lowe BROWN

Posted: 8 Feb 2013 11:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes we are related. Richard Berley is my great grandfather, I have found him under both spellings of his name but I have not much information on Captain Joseph Brown. My grandmother (Daphne Rankin b. brown) has no memory of a second home though. it is good to hear from new found family :)

Re: Post Nominals - I.M.D / S.T.C.? - Richard Berley Lowe BROWN

Posted: 9 Feb 2013 9:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello again Emily,
My sincere regards to your grandmother, my aunt. I too know little about Capt. Joseph IMD. When I read more about those nominals though it appeared that the IMD was for the treatment of Indian Nationals only. I wonder why? A similar mystery is what the STC were as I found an article implying that they acted in a policing role. I am in the process of gathering as many old photos as possible. I know that they include a picture of Richard Burleigh Lowe Brown and one of Olga in a sari. Also, Charles and Kenneth together in the 1960's.

Re: Post Nominals - I.M.D / S.T.C.? - Richard Berley Lowe BROWN

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 7:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi, my grandmother was very happy to hear you had made contact with us. I have this ww1 medal card with Richards name on it although he is listed as serving for oxfordshire, and as working for Bangalore Police Force although the station he lists as his posting closed a few years before the date of the record, and I can't find any more records of military service. I have attached a copy of this record to this message, would you be able to send me a copy of the photos you have please?

Re: Re: Post Nominals - I.M.D / S.T.C.? - Richard Berley Lowe BROWN

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 8:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 14 Feb 2013 2:44PM GMT
Hello Emily,I'm on a voyage of discovery here.In WW1 Richard served with the Oxfordshire and Buckingham Light Infantry in Ahmednagar, India. Under command of 17th Indian Brigade of 6th (Poona) Division, Indian Army. I've also found out that later he was indeed a police officer while serving with the S.T.C. and I am trying to gain verification about his death. I am also in the process of scanning several recently discovered photos and documents including a charming picture of my aunt Lenella in a sari and a real surprise - a photo of Richard's brother; Edward! Finally,I have a document that describes Joseph Brown as an Apothecary with the Indian Medical Dept. You can find more about the I.M.D from the Imperial War Museum website here in the UK. It is very interesting!
Please keep in touch. My best wishes to you and your family.

Re: Post Nominals - I.M.D / S.T.C.? - Richard Berley Lowe BROWN

Posted: 26 Feb 2013 7:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 Feb 2013 1:08PM GMT
Hello again, was Richard awarded any medals for his service? I have had a quick look on the Imperial war Museum website although found nothing. Could you send through the documents of Joseph Brown? I have not found record of his parents so my family tree begins (or ends?) at him for that line. My grandmother has no memory of her father Richard so any information is new to us, I look forward to hearing from you again.
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