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Biography of Robert Morton Dyer

Robert Morton Dyer Matric Slip
Robert Morton Dyer Matric Slip

Robert Morton Dyer graduated BSc from the University in 1900.

Robert was born 19 August, 1878 in Tokyo, Japan. He was the middle 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.

Robert enrolled at the University in 1897, aged 19, the same year as his brother, James Ferguson Dyer. He attended classes in Mathematics, Higher Natural Philosophy, and Naval Architecture among others. Dyer initially worked as a Naval Architect in Glasgow, but by 1911, he had moved to Hong Kong where he became the Chief Manager of the Whampoa Dock Company. He retained this position until 1932 when he returned to the UK.

Robert was chieftain of the Hong Kong St Andrew's Society for 1918-1919 and again in 1926-1927.


Other Online Resources

Archival Materials

  • DC183/11/31 General Council Register
  • R3/1/1 Registers of dates of birth of graduates
  • R5/5/13 Examinations for Certificate of Proficiency in Engineering Science 1900-21
  • R8/5/10/9 Glasgow University Matriculation Slips from 1898-1899 (Men D-F)


Robert Morton Dyer
Born 19 August 1878.
Died 27 May 1936.
GU Degree: BSc, 1900; Science and Engineering,
University Link: Alumnus, Graduate
Occupation categories: engineers, naval
English snippet: Engineering graduate of the University of Glasgow
Record last updated: 4th Nov 2016

Country Associations

Japan Japan, Tokyo
Place of Birth

Hong Kong Hong Kong, No Region

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