Robert Lane Dyer

(1887 - 1916)

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Robert Lane Dyer
1887 - 1916
Born
c. 1887
Death
August 19, 1916
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Robert Lane Dyer was born c. 1887. He died on August 19, 1916 at 29 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Robert Lane Dyer
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Plymouth Naval Memorial 15. in United Kingdom
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Service number: k/6249
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Regiment: Royal Navy
Unit/ship/squadron: h.m.s. nottingham.
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Robert Lane Dyer passed away on August 19, 1916 at 29 years old. He was buried in Plymouth Naval Memorial 15., United Kingdom. He was born c. 1887. We are unaware of information about Robert's family or relationships.

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In 1887, in the year that Robert Lane Dyer was born, on January 28th, the largest recorded snowflakes fell in a snowstorm in Fort Keogh, Montana. They were supposed to have been 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick. A rancher in the area said that they were “larger than milk pans”. A Wild West tall tale? Not according to the Guinness World Records book.

In 1895, Robert was only 8 years old when on March 15th, in County Tipperary, Ireland, Michael Cleary killed his wife of 8 years, Bridget, and burned her body. His defense was that his "wife" was a changeling that was left in his real wife's place when she was abducted by fairies. He was nonetheless convicted and imprisoned for manslaughter. He spent 15 years in prison.

In 1898, Robert was just 11 years old when on March 24th, Robert Allison of Pennsylvania became the first person to buy an American-built car. He bought a Winton, which he had seen in an advertisement in Scientific American. The Winton, built in Ohio, was made by hand and came with a leather roof, padded seats, gas lamps, and tires made by B.F. Goodrich.

In 1904, at the age of 17 years old, Robert was alive when the Russo-Japanese war began. The Russian Empire and the Japanese Empire began fighting over the territories of Manchuria and Korea. Russia wanted a warm water port on the Pacific Ocean while Japan feared growing encroachment from Russia into Asia. So the Japan fleet launched a surprise attack on the Russian Navy and a one year war began. President Roosevelt of the United States brokered peace between the two nations. It was the first time in the modern era that an Asian power showed its dominance over a European power.

In 1916, in the year of Robert Lane Dyer's passing, the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

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