Neville Francis Fitzgerald Chamberlain

Neville Francis Fitzgerald Chamberlain

Sir Neville Francis Fitzgerald Chamberlain KCB KCVO KPM (1856 – 28 May 1944) was a British Army officer, and later Inspector-General of the Royal Irish Constabulary who resigned in the aftermath of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland. He is credited with inventing of the game of snooker while serving in Jubbulpore (Jabalpur), India in 1875.

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Neville Francis Fitzgerald Chamberlain - Later Life
... After his retirement Chamberlain lived in Ascot, Berkshire, England ... in which the new game came about While serving at Jubbulpore in 1875 Chamberlain developed a new variation of black pool by introducing coloured balls into the game ... to first-year cadets studying at the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich that Chamberlain had heard about from a young Royal Artillery subaltern visiting the mess ...

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