Saturday, 27 April 2013

Falkirk FC Graves - Luke Raisbeck


I am not going to play around, Luke was a workaday midfielder that Falkirk signed in 1901 [hey, better than me], he never really set the heather on fire and soon moved on [to clyde].

But he was from a footballing Family being a cousin of William Raisbeck [Falkirk 1905/06-1906/07] & cousin of the Liverpool & Scotland player Sandy Raisbeck.

Like most of the Raisbecks he moved to Canada shortly after where he is interred.

Like I said I will not beat about the bush, I have not visited this grave, but I am happy to bring this to you.



Luke Raisbeck

b 2nd September 1878, Polmont, Stirlingshire
d 18th February 1947, Grassy Lake, Alberta, Canada

Debut – Thursday August 15th 1901 v Camelon (H) Friendly

Positions – Half-Back

Minor League Matches/Goals [3/-]

Known Career – Airdrieonians [1897/98], Motherwell [1897/98], Third Lanark [1899/00], Middlesbrough [1899/00-1901/02], West Ham United, Falkirk [1901/02], Clyde [1901/02-1902/03], Broxburn United [1903/04], Port Glasgow Athletic [1903/04-1904/05], Blackpool [1905/06]