Charles Henry Dyer Japan England

Biography of Charles Henry Dyer

Charles Henry Dyer graduated MA from the University in 1899.

Dyer was born 20 August, 1876 in Tokyo, Japan. He was the oldest of the three Dyer brothers, whose father was Henry Dyer, the noted engineer and educator who was integral in pioneering Western style education in Japan.

Dyer began his studies at the University in 1894 at the age of 18. He attended classes in the Arts, such as Natural Philosophy and Political Economy. After graduating MA in 1899, Dyer continued on to the Edinburgh Theological College and then St John’s College in Cambridge where he received the Naden Divinity Studentship, and his MA in 1910. He became an Anglican clergyman at the All Saints Church in Cambridge (1903-4), and continued working at the University of Cambridge into the 1930s.


Printed Materials

  • College Courant, 1951, p.130
  • Crockford's Clerical Directory: 1948

Archival Materials

  • DC183/11/31 General Council Register
  • R3/1/1 Registers of dates of birth of graduates
  • R8/5/10/9 Glasgow University Matriculation Slips from 1898-1899 (Men D-F)


Charles Henry Dyer
Born 20 October 1876.
Died 16 September 1950.
GU Degree: MA, 1899; Arts,
University Link: Alumnus, Graduate
Occupation categories: clergy
English snippet: Arts graduate of the University of Glasgow, 1899
Record last updated: 1st Aug 2013

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Japan Japan, Tokyo
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England England, Cambridge
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