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|Minister of Defence|
19 March 1920 – 29 June 1924
|Prime Minister||Jan Smuts|
|Preceded by||Jan Smuts|
|Succeeded by||Frederic Creswell|
August 8, 1877|
Wittenbor, Orange Free State
|Died||June 3, 1938(aged 60)|
|Spouse(s)||Gerty Roux - Died very young in the 1918 influenza epidemic. Later Remarried |
Susie, Nell, Hennie, Dawie.Dawie was only 2years old when his Mom died.
Father: David JacobusMother: Johanna (nee) Duplooy
|He served in the Second Boer War(1899-1901)|
|He served in the First World War (1914-1918)Under General Jan Smuts.|
- Uys, Ian (1992). South African Military Who's Who 1452-1992. Fortress Publishers. p. 153. ISBN 0-9583173-3-X.
- Mentz Family descendants
- Rosenthal, Eric (ed) (1966). South African Dictionary of National Biography. Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd. pp. 247–248.
- C.J. Nöthling, E.M. Meyers (1982). "Leaders through the years (1912-1982)". Scientaria Militaria. 12 (2): 92.
- Wessels, Andre. "The South African Navy during the years of conflict in Southern Africa 1966-1989" (PDF). Retrieved August 14, 2014.
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