Dr Dierks figures suggest that:The German Schutztruppe (3 497 men, of whom 1 331 have been killed) surrender to SA troops near Khorab (situated 500 km from Swakopmund at the Swakopmund-Tsumeb railway line).
Governor Seitz is allowed to stay at Grootfontein and moves later, until the end of World War One, to a farm in the Khomashochland. The Schutztruppe commander, Erich Victor Carl August Franke, is interned on Okawayo, northeast of Karibib.
The reservists of the Schutztruppe are allowed to go home. The active troops as well as the police are interned at Aus (1 552 soldiers and policemen who are guarded by approximately 600 South Africans). Here in a virtual no mans land east of Aus and north of the railway line to Seeheim, the prisoners-of-war construct a model camp, utilising their meagre resources. They are kept imprisoned until April 1919. When the Great Flu epidemic struck in October and November 1918 the average number of prisoners is 1 438 and the guards around 600. A total of sixty guards and sixty-five prisoners die during the epidemic.
4,828 Germans had served in the Schutztruppe., i.e 3,497 surrended,1331 dead.This suggests a nearly one third death rate.Medical facilities for the wounded would have been primitive at best as well?
Of the 3,497 that surrended,1552 were regulars(interned) and 1945 were reservists(released).
Interesting that the Spanish Flu also claimed 65 German Pows.