Friday, January 26 – 1917
The relatives in Belfast of Private Donald Sloan, Black Watch, the well-known League International footballer, have received official intimation that he was killed in action on the 1st inst.
Sloan was one of four brothers who have made the supreme sacrifice – two in the Canadians, and the third in the Scotch Guards.
Goalkeeper for Belfast Distillery, he was a native of the Edinburgh district, where his aged parents reside. He leaves a wife and four children at Shettleston, Glasgow.
(Evening Telegraph, 26-01-1917)