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.