Hendrik Mentz

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Hendrik Mentz
Minister of Defence
In office
19 March 1920 – 29 June 1924
Prime Minister Jan Smuts
Preceded by Jan Smuts
Succeeded by Frederic Creswell
Personal details
Born 1877
Wittenbor, Orange Free State
Died 1938
Nationality South African

Hendrik Mentz DTD (1877–1938)[1] was a South African Party politician and South African Minister of Defence from 19 March 1920 to 29 June 1924.[2]

He served in the Second Boer War.[2]

A Fast Attack Craft of the South African Navy was named after him.


  1. ^ Rosenthal, Eric (ed) (1966). South African Dictionary of National Biography. Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd. pp. 247–248. 
  2. ^ a b C.J. Nöthling, E.M. Meyers (1982). "Leaders through the years (1912-1982)". Scientaria Militaria 12 (2): 92. 
Government offices
Preceded by
Jan Smuts
Minister of Defence (South Africa)
Succeeded by
Frederic Creswell