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Another brother Hugo von Francois also served with Kurt in DSWA.Died in 1904 during the uprising.
In 1901, von François mother, Marie took the family to German South-West Africa to follow her youngest son, Hugo von François who was a Hauptmann in the Colonial Army. The family was based in the region during the Herero Wars, which Hugo fought in. Von François other brother, Kurt von François, was a well known scientist and researcher specialising in Africa.