How did General Dyer Die?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 9th, 2023

General Reginald Edward Harry Dyer died on 23 July 1927 because of cerebral haemorrhage and arteriosclerosis, a condition brought on by the series of strokes he suffered. As a result of his speechlessness and paralysis brought on by a string of strokes, he was isolated in his final years. The name General Reginald Dyer is well-known.

Who killed General Dyer?

Before moving on to work in the Indian Presidency armies, Dyer served briefly in the British Army. At the time of the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, he served as the commanding officer. When he openly fired upon a peaceful gathering of Indians at Jallianwala Bagh on April 13, 1919, he was a temporary Brigadier-General.

  • He was called “the Butcher of Amritsar” for this cold-blooded killing of hundreds of protestors.
  • The gathering was protesting the arrest of two Indian freedom fighters, Dr. Kitchlew, and Dr. Satya Pal when they were fired upon while Dyer and his crew blocked the only exit of the area.
  • The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre is a tragedy that continues to be lamented despite the British Crown issuing no official statement of regret.
  • 379 people died in the fire, according to official statistics. However, the actual figure is closer to 1500.
  • In both India and Britain, Dyer was dismissed and criticized for his behavior.
  • On July 23, 1927, he passed away following a string of complications brought on by multiple strokes.

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