My Grandfather migrated from Walsall to Australia nearly 100 years ago. He was born in Walsall in 1885 and his father in Brierley Hill in 1860. That is about all that I have been able to find.
A simple family tree is:
Joseph OAKLEY b??
Joseph OAKLEY b1860 Brierley Hill Staffs, married 1882 to Eliza WILLIAMS b1862 Walsall
Leonard Joseph OAKLEY b1885 Walsall, married 1905 Mary Dorrell MANTLE b1884 Wednesbury, Staffs
Major Sidney OAKLEY b1907 Walsall married 1935 Lilian Kneller GHRIMES b1911 Dimboola Vic Australia
Jack Neil OAKLEY b1937 Wellington NZ married 1966 Rosalie Anne CRITTENDEN b1940 Jerilderie NSW Australia
Anyone researching these OAKLEY's please reply.