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.