A winger, Dalton played for the Eastern Suburbs club side in the years (1910–12) and (1914–15). He was a member of Eastern Suburbs first premiership winning side that defeated Glebe in the final of the competition in 1911, and backed up the following season in 1912 as Easts took their second title. The winger was also a member of the Easts' sides that won City Cups in 1914 and 1915.
Barney Dalton became a gangland figure, and was reportedly mixed up with some of Sydney's most dangerous criminals in the 1920s. He was a member of Kate Leigh's razor gang during the Sydney gang wars that also involved Tilly Devine and Phil Jeffs.
In popular culture
- Whiticker, Alan and Hudson, Glen, The Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players, Gary Allen Pty Ltd, Wetherill Park, New South Wales (ISBN 78 1 877082 93 1)
- Writer, Larry, Razor, Pan Macmillan Publishers, Australia. 2001. (ISBN 0 7329 1074 9)
- Massoud, Josh, Daily Telegraph 14 August 2011, 'FOUND: Barney Dalton, the baddest man ever to play rugby league'
- Alan Whiticker & Glen Hudson. The Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players Gary Allen Publishers, Australia,1995 (ISBN 1 875 16957 1).
- Sydney Morning Herald (article) 'Dramatic Scenes. Arrest of F.D. GREEN. Wounded Man's Remarkable Story'. 4 December 1929, page 15
- 'Sydney Morning Herald', 12 November 1929, death notice, Bernard Hugh Dalton, page 10.
- Sydney Morning Herald (article) 'Gang War Victim. Scenes At Mass. 13 November 1929', page 19.
- Sydney Morning Herald, 12 November 1929, Funeral Notices: Bernard Hugh Dalton, p9.
- Botany Catholic Cemetery grave location: Section BD, Grave 116.
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