Anthony (Tony) Philip Clement CROSSLEY OBE

Born1907 Misterton, near Crewkerne, Somerset
Died1988 Braintree, Essex
FatherAlwyne Ainsworth CROSSLEY (1881 – 1933)
MotherFlorence Amy BRYAN (1882 – 1939)
Occupation2/Lt., 1st (The King's) Dragoon Guards, 1927; Transjordan; 1939-45 War, North Africa, Italy (wounded); Major, Hon. Lt. Col; ret. 1948.

Biography and Notes

Education: Eton; RMC, Sandhurst (won the Saddle of Honour).

After his retirement from the army at the end of WW2, Tony Crossley was Estate Manager with Crittall Manufacturing Co. Ltd. 1948-68; dressage competitor and judge; "the doyen of equestrian journalists"; senior dressage correspondent, 'Horse and Hound', for nearly twenty years; author: 'Training the Young Horse'; 'The First Two Years' (1978), 'Advanced Dressage ' (1982); 'Dressage, an Introduction' (1984); 'Dressage, the Seat, Aids and Exercises' (1988); about 1948 to 1973, of Earls Colne, Essex, then of Braintree, Essex. Obituary: The Times, 10th February 1988.

Taken from the records of Robert (Robin) Morley Fletcher. (1935 - 2015)

Vanessa Griffith - August 2016

Life Events

1933Death of father Alwyne Ainsworth CROSSLEY
1939Death of mother Florence Amy BRYAN
1940Married Valerie (Val) Molly Helen Howard HALL in Chelsea Old Church (Diss)
1945Birth of daughter Harriet Miranda CROSSLEY
1976Married Jean Mary WILSON in Braintree, Essex
1987Death of wife Valerie (Val) Molly Helen Howard HALL

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