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4325   Private John Sloan
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 5th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 07/01/1891
Died: 17/10/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 27
John Sloan was born in Ardtrea, Cookstown on 7th January 1891. He lived with his grandmother and cousin, Mary Jane Hanna. John was a farm servant. Private Sloan was a reservist in the 5th Inniskillings, and went to France with the First Expeditionary Force in 1914. He was injured at Gallipoli, and then in Greece. Private John Sloan was serving with the 5th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in France when he was killed in action on 17th October 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Vis-en-Artois Memorial
  Vis-en-Artois, Pas de Calais
Grave Ref: Panel 6
CWGC Casualty 1748781
Vis-en-Artois and Haucourt are villages on the straight main road from Arras to Cambrai about 10 kilometres south-east of Arras. The Memorial is the back drop to the Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, which is west of Haucourt on the north side of the main road.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 2018 Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 1927 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 292
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists John Sloan Lists John as age 10 living with his grandmother at house 3 in Lurganboy, Tullaghoge, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists John Sloane Lists John as age 17 living with his grandmother at house 1 in Tullyconnell, Tullaghoge, Tyrone
3 1911 Census lists Mary Jane Hanna Lists Mary Jane living with the Thompson family in William Street
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023