Peter Sloan was born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England in the early months of 1881.
He was the son of Scottish parents Alexander Sloan (b. 1853), a travelling draper, and Jane "Jeannie" McMillan (b. 1844), both of Ayrshire, who had married in Liverpool in early 1880.
Peter and his family appear on the 1881 census living at 9 Brownlow Street, Liverpool. His mother died on 10 November 1881 and his father never remarried. He and his father appear on the 1891 census living several doors down at 16 Brownlow Street, the home of his aunt and uncle James and Margaret McMillan. Unfortunately Peter's father passed away on 16 April 1893 when Peter was aged 12, leaving him to be raised by his aunt and uncle. He was still at 16 Brownlow Street by the time of the 1901 census and he was by then described as a civil engineer.
He had received his education at the Liverpool Institute and served his apprenticeship with Messrs C. S. Wilson & Co of Regent Road, Bootle. He joined the White Star Line a mere fortnight after the completion of his apprenticeship and served on various vessels both in the Atlantic and Mediterranean routes. An athletic man, Peter was a member of the Valkyrie Football Club and won a half-mile championship for swimming at Spezia - Italy v England, procuring a gold medal and silver cup. He was on the Baltic at the time of the collision with the Republic and volunteered for rescue work for which he received a silver medal. Promoted to chief electrician aboard the Laurentic, he later transferred to the Olympic and was on board that vessel at the time of her collision with HMS Hawke.
Peter was married in Belfast, Ireland in 1908 to Annie Blair (b. 1881 in Belfast) but the couple would have no children. They appear together on the 1911 census living at 14 Newcastle Road, Wavertree, Liverpool and Peter was described as a marine electrical engineer.
When he signed on to the Titanic, on 6 April 1912, he gave his address as 77a Clovelly Road, (Southampton). His previous ship had been the Olympic and as chief electrician he could expect monthly wages of £12.
Peter Sloan died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified. He is remembered on the family grave at Liverpool Cemetery, Anfield
ALSO PETER ONLY SON OF THE ABOVE WHO LOST HIS LIFE WITH OTHER BRAVE OFFICERS IN TITANIC DISASTER 15th APRIL 1912 AGED 31 YEARS "FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH"
His estate, worth £487, was administered to his wife on 24 May 1912.
His widow Annie never remarried and continued to live in Liverpool, later at 17 Ferndale Road. She died on 1 February 1925.