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Davis, Fred (1913–1998), billiards and snooker player, was born on 14 August 1913 at The Moor, Newbold, Whittington, Derbyshire, the youngest of the six children of Fred Davis, innkeeper, and his wife, Ann Eliza Clark. He learned to play snooker on a miniature table at home, and then in the billiard hall in ...

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Davis, Joseph [Joe] (1901–1978), billiards and snooker player, was born on 15 April 1901 at Low Pit Lane, Whitwell, Derbyshire, the eldest in the family of three sons and three daughters of Fred Davis, coalminer and publican, and his wife, Ann-Eliza Clark. While he was still at elementary school at ...

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Joseph Davis (1901–1978) by A. J. O'Brien, 1939 [Davis brothers [left to right]: Fred Davis (1913-1998) and ] Getty Images – A. J. O'Brien

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Lindrum, Walter Albert (1898–1960), billiards player, was born on 29 August 1898 at Bourke, near Kalgoorlie, a Western Australian goldmining town, the youngest of four children and the second of the two sons of Frederick William Lindrum II (1865–1943), billiard-hall proprietor and bookmaker, and his wife, ...

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Walter Albert Lindrum (1898–1960) by Edward G. Malindine, 1929 [ [lining up a shot] and Willie Smith (1886–1982)] Getty Images – Edward G. Malindine

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Smith, William Robert [Willie] (1886–1982), billiards and snooker player, was born on 25 January 1886 at 3 Taylor Street, Darlington, co. Durham, the son of William Smith, a journalist who was sports editor of the local newspaper the North Star, and his wife, ...