MORAN, SEBASTIAN, COLONEL.
Chief of staff to Professor Moriarty; “as aloof and guarded and inaccessible to the law as [Moriarty] himself.” Paid six thousand a year for his “brains”. (The Valley of Fear)
Unemployed. Formerly 1st Bengalore Pioneers. Born London, 1840. Son of Sir Augustus Moran, C.B., once British Minister to Persia. Educated Eton and Oxford. Served in Jowaki Campaign, Afghan Campaign, Charasiab (despatches), Sherpur, and Cabul. Author of `Heavy Game of the Western Himalayas,’ 1881; `Three Months in the Jungle,’ 1884. Address: Conduit Street. Clubs: The Anglo-Indian, the Tankerville, the Bagatelle Card Club
Also known as “The second most dangerous man in London”.
Both a tiger-hunter and referred to as a tiger himself.
Arrested for the murder of Ronald Adair (The Adventure of the Empty House, set in 1894).
Still alive however in The Adventure of the Illustrious Client (referred to as “the living Colonel Sebastian Moran” - set in 1902)and probably in His Last Bow (“The old sweet song,” said Holmes. “How often have I heard it in days gone by. It was a favourite ditty of the late lamented Professor Moriarty. Colonel Sebastian Moran has also been known to warble it” - set in 1914)