Reginald Dyer

Reginald Dyer

Colonel Reginald Edward Harry Dyer CB (9 October 1864 – 23 July 1927) was a British Indian Army officer who, as a temporary Brigadier-General, was responsible for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar (in the British India province of Punjab). Dyer was removed from duty but he became a celebrated hero in Britain among people with connections to the British Raj. Historians consider the episode was a decisive step towards the end of British rule in India.

Read more about Reginald DyerEarly Life and Assignments, Background, Amritsar Massacre, Threatening Language, Crawling Order, Reaction in India and Britain, Return To Britain, Death, Popular Culture, Role of Michael O'Dwyer

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... from 1912 to 1919, endorsed General Dyer and called the massacre a "correct" action ... now believe he premeditated the massacre and set Dyer to work ... Many Indians blamed O'Dwyer, and while Dyer was never assaulted, O'Dwyer was assassinated in London in 1940 by Shaheed Udham Singh as a retaliation for his role in the massacre ...

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