Reginald Dyer, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Reginald Dyer

British Indian Army general

Date of Birth: 09-Oct-1864

Place of Birth: Murree, Punjab, Pakistan

Date of Death: 23-Jul-1927

Profession: military personnel

Nationality: United Kingdom

Zodiac Sign: Libra

Show Famous Birthdays Today, United Kingdom

👉 Worldwide Celebrity Birthdays Today

About Reginald Dyer

  • Colonel Reginald Edward Harry Dyer, CB (9 October 1864 – 23 July 1927) was an Indian-born officer of the Bengal Army and later the newly constituted Indian Army.
  • His military career began serving briefly in the regular British Army before transferring to serve with the Presidency armies of India.
  • As a temporary brigadier-general he was responsible for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar (in the province of Punjab).
  • He has been called "the Butcher of Amritsar", because of his order to fire repeatedly on a crowd of peaceful protestors.
  • This resulted in the killing of at least 379 people and the injuring of over a thousand more.Subsequently Dyer was removed from duty and widely condemned both in Britain and India, but he became a celebrated hero among some with connections to the British Raj.
  • Some historians argue the episode was a decisive step towards the end of British rule in India.

Read more at Wikipedia