British Indian Army general
Colonel Reginald Edward Harry Dyer CB was a British 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. Considered "the Butcher of Amritsar", Dyer was removed from duty; he was criticised both in Britain and India, but he became a celebrated hero among people with connections to the British Raj. Some historians argue the episode was a decisive step towards the end of British rule in India.
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