|George Edwin Brink|
Gen George Brink in the Western Desert (seated) 1941
|Died||30 April 1971(aged 71)|
|Place of birth||Jagersfontein, Orange Free State, South Africa|
|Place of death||St. Michaels-on-Sea, Natal|
|Service/branch||South African Army|
World War I|
World War II
Lt.-Gen. Brink was born at Jagersfontein, Orange Free State, on 27 September 1889 and was educated at Grey College, Bloemfontein
In 1913, Brink joined the Union Defence Forces. In World War I he served in German East Africa during the first East African Campaign. In 1933 he was appointed the first Officer Commanding of the Special Service Battalion
From 1937 to 1939, he was Director of Army Training at Defence Headquarters, from which he was promoted to Deputy Chief of the General Staff on the outbreak of World War II.
In 1942, Brink turned over command of the division to Dan Pienaar. Brink then commanded the Inland Area Command in South Africa from 1942 to 1944.
From 1944 to 1948, Brink was in charge of demobilisation.
- South African Army
- East African Campaign (World War I)
- East African Campaign (World War II)
- Western Desert Campaign
- 1st Infantry Division (South Africa)
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