The Men

The Men

Sunday, 19 January 2014

* Second Lieutenant Harold Alexander Sloan

Second Lieutenant Harold Alexander Sloan died 21st January 1917, age 34.

Harold Sloan was perhaps the most outstanding player in the "gentleman" Bohemians team at the beginning of the twentieth century and his name is inextricably linked with the Bohs home ground, Dalymount Park.

In his international career, spanning eight caps and five goals over six years, Sloan featured at inside-left, outside-right, centre-forward and left-half. Undoubtedly he reached his pinnacle with a hattrick in a 4-4 draw with Wales at Cardiff Arms Park in 1906. His two other international goals also came against Wales, in a 3-2 defeat in 1907 and in a 1-0 win in 1908. A century on, his total of eight caps has never been bettered by another Bohemians player, and only matched by Eamonn Gregg.

Sloan served in the First World War as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Garrison Artillery. He was killed in action in January 1917, leaving behind his widow, Mabel. He is buried at the Guard’s Cemetery in Combles, France.

For a detailed account of Harold Sloan and his sporting career, click here.


Second Lieutenant
Date of Death:
Royal Garrison Artillery
198th Siege Bty.
Grave Reference
I. B. 4.

Additional Information:

Son of the late Gilbert Sloan, of Dunsinea, Castleknock; husband of Mabel F. Sloan, of Barbizon, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

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