Born1898 South Africa

Biography and Notes

D O-H spent most of his life in Albania leaving us a record in his book 'An Englishman in Albania published in 2002. His son, David reports as follows: My father, Dayrell Reed Oakley-Hill inherited his forenames from 2 fascinating families. He had 3 sisters and a brother. His mother, Katie, the children and her mother, Marianne escaped from the Boer War when he was a baby and settled in Bedford, while his father, Archie, a civil servant, remained in South Africa. My father was aged 8 when he first met his father, when he came to Britain for a month and took them on holiday in Malvern. His book is in the Trust Library.

Life Events

1925Married Rosamond C M SANDERS in Christchurch, Hampshire
1932Birth of son Robin OAKLEY-HILL
?Birth of son David OAKLEY-HILL
1945Death of wife Rosamond C M SANDERS
1946Married Ruby Violet KEIR
1948Birth of son (Christopher) David OAKLEY-HILL
1955Birth of daughter Angela OAKLEY-HILL

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