Brigadier General John Edward Spence Brind

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Brigadier General J E S Brind took charge of Military Intelligence GHQ in Dublin . Hill Dillon was his number two

Hill Dillon was the first man to run the "Directorate of Military Operations and Intelligence" after Irish Independence. It was "responsible for military intelligence work in southen Ireland". Brind succeeded him in this post

1878 Born

1881 Living with grandparents at 42 Blessington Rd, Lee

1891 census at Connaught House School, Blackdown

1901 census not found

1911 census : John Edward Spencer Brind. ,Captain, No 2 Mountain Battery R G A, No 2 Mountain Battery RGA, Jutogh, India. Age 33, married, born St Helena.

1915 Jun 15 DSO Major J. E. S. Brind, Royal Artillery.


1919 Arrives in Ireland to take command of Army Intelligence. Based at Parkgate St Barracks

1920 Jan 1 to 1923 Feb 16. Colonel of Staff, Irish Command

1921 Jul, Brind - Colonel - British Army representative at Final drafting of Truce

1925 Aug 1. Col. Comdt., R.A.—Col. J. E. S. Brind, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., from D.D. of M.O. & I., relinquishes the temp, rank of Col. on the Staff and is granted the rank of temp. Col. Comdt. whilst so empld. 1st Aug. 1925. (Substituted for the notification in the Gazette of the 11th Aug. 1925

British Military intelligence in Dublin