In response to Mike Kirke's query about finding service records for
Bengal Police circa 1880, my little booklet entitled 'India Office
Records : Sources for Family History' says :
'Uncovenanted Civil Service : Personnel employed in railways, police,
public works, post ofice, etc 1818-1900, 1922-1928 [are in the OIOC
series] L/F/10. [The documents contain] name, occupation, salary and
period of residence in India.
Deaths in the Uncovenanted Civil Service 1870-1949 [contain] name of
deceased, date and place of death, rank, probable age, native town and
country, next of kin, custody of property, if any. Index held by Mr
These records are not available on microfilm, so you will have to visit
the OIOC yourself (which is difficult if you live in Western Australia!),
or hire a professional researcher. Some names are on my website.
Web Site : British Ancestors in India