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Hi all

I have hit a blank wall with my ggf William Charles Hoaten. I believe he came from England. From Findmypast WC Hoaten appears to have traveled from London to South Africa (Cape) in 1899. He was listed as Wm Hoaten, born in 1874. There was also a W Hoaten (b 1878) and E Hoaten (b 1886) who traveled from Southampton to South Africa (Cape) in 1907. He moved from South Africa to Rhodesia where he retired as a Major in the Defense Force. When I google this surname I get lots fo hits for the town but nothing for the surname. He died in Rhodesia and it is almost impossible to get a copy of his Death cert from Zimbabwe, so this source is a dead end too.
Does anyone have any ideas on how to find out about him?

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