Robert Sloan was the son of Robert and Mary Sloan. He was born on 20th October 1882 in the Dungannon area. He was one of ten children. Sergeant Major Sloan formerly served in the 16th (Queen's) Lancers', and served through the Boer War. Sergeant-Major Robert Sloan moved to Timaru, New Zealand. He was the Staff Sergeant-major of the 8th (South Canterbury) Mounted Regiment for between three and four years. When the war broke out, Robert re-enlisted for active service. Staff Sergeant Major Sloan was killed in action at Gallipoli on 21st August 1915.
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Located South West of Azmak and North of the Salt Lake, the cemetery will be found on the left, 21.5 kms from the junction.