Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Internet Research

I just found this on the web, it is an account of John Gillespie being sent off in a pre-season Tournament in Alloa, for attacking the referee [he got a six month ban for it.]

He soon joined Queen's Park, and got capped for Scotland.


The great thing is I had never seen this before because it was not in the Falkirk Herald.

It was reported in "The Manaro Mercury and Cooma & Bombala Advertiser" Queensland, Australia on the 14th of July 1891.

John Gillespie.

John Gillespie was one of five brothers that turned out for Falkirk FC back in the days before we joined the League. A fairly well-to-do family living in Campfield House on Wellside Place, the family ran a 'carrier' business between Falkirk & Glasgow.

Making his debut in goal in an emergency v Queen's Park Strollers in 1889, John was soon to appear in his 'proper' position in the centre of the half-back line [though like many centre-halves of the time it seems he could 'function' adequately as a centre-forward], where he soon came to the attention of the Glasgow clubs.

He had been on the fringes of the club for a while playing, like his other brothers with minor club Comely Park, and was active with the local harriers. So was not a completely unknown figure.

All in all, John did not stay long with the club before leaving for the heady climes of Glasgow, and national fame with the 'Spiders'

John spent nearly a decade with Queen's Park before signing up and shipping out to serve the Queen in protecting some diamonds from the descendants of Dutch farmers somewhere irrelevant. When he came back he had almost completely retired from full time football, drifting about guesting for teams, until he played out his final games with Falkirk Amateurs.



John Gillespie [with Queen's Park]

b 15th November 1870, Falkirk, Stirlingshire
d 4th September 1933, Edinburgh

Debut – Saturday January 19th 1889 v Queen's Park Strollers (H) Friendly
Positions – Centre-Half
Club Honours – Stirlingshire Cup W 1889/90, Falkirk District Charity Cup W 1889/90, RU 1890/91, Falkirk Infirmary Shield RU 1889/90, 1890/91

Falkirk FC known career
Scottish Cup Matches /Goals [4/-]
Minor Cup Matches/Goals [17/-]
Other Matches/Goals [45/3]
Total Matches/Goals [66/3]


Known Career – Comely Park, Falkirk [1888/89-1891/92], Queen’s Park [1891/92-1900/01, 1903/04], Camelon [1893/94], Partick Thistle [1904/05], Falkirk Amateurs


Note-
Played for Clydesdale Harriers v Falkirk, Friendly at Brockville Pk, Falkirk, 5th January 1889

Monday, 29 July 2013

Falkirk FC Graves - Robert Gibson


I recently wrote a blog post about the earliest grave I have found yet of a Falkirk FC player, [Thomas Smith], then I come across an earlier one [I will find James 'Jamie' Neil eventually, he was the first to die as far as I know, 1888], hey that is the way it goes [until I get my way and there is a special Falkirk FC players section, I will always be hunting].

Robert Gibson played centre-forward for Falkirk for much of the early part of the 1880s, sadly, no matter how much I look, many of the matches in this period were poorly reported, therefore my spreadsheets have lots of blank cells. Which means in a career of over five years with the club I only know of thirty games in which he played. Doubtless he played more games, but I have no evidence.


Camelon Cemetery

He was a bricklayer by trade, and died in Glebe Street [just round the corner from where I am writing this now]. On the following Saturday Falkirk FC played Burnbank Swifts. The team wore black armbands and the flag was flown at half-mast [the first time it is noted of this happening with Falkirk FC]

In some places his birth is listed as taking place in Eastwood, Renfrewshire, however  in the 'Births, Deaths and Marriages' part of the Falkirk Herald it said he was born in Pollockshaws, Renfrewshire.


Robert Gibson

b 18th July 1855, Eastwood, Renfrewshire
d 16th April 1892, Falkirk, Stirlingshire

Debut – Saturday September 18th 1880 v Queen's Park (Hampden XI) (H) Friendly

Positions – Centre-Forward
Club Honours – Stirlingshire Cup W 1883/84

Scottish Cup Matches /Goals [5/1]
Minor Cup Matches/Goals [3/-]
Other Matches/Goals [22/5]
Other Matches/Goals [30/6]

Known Career – Falkirk [1880/81-1885/86]

Notes-
Played for East Stirlingshire v Vale of Teith, Friendly at Merchiston Pk, Bainsford, 10th March 1883
Played for Alloa Athletic XI v Queen's Park, Friendly at West End Pk, Alloa, 28th April 1883
Brother of Walter Gibson [Falkirk 1880/81-1885/86]

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Willy Allan


What with all these 'undisclosed fees' which are often involved in modern transfers, the kids on the street just don't know what is going on, so I decided to start from first principles. The first player Falkirk FC ever paid any money for.

I dissemble, the turn of the 19th/20th Century was a much different place from today, East Stirlingshire were the local 'big boys' they were in the Scottish League, Falkirk FC meanwhile were foundering about in the Central Combination. Falkirk had in goal the East Stirlingshire third choice keeper. At the end of the 1901/02 season, Falkirk FC applied, successfully, for membership of the Scottish League, but ES still had our Goalie's registration.

So we came to an agreement and Falkirk paid up the princely sum of £10 for the transfer of William Allan. Willy Allan though was just what Falkirk needed, a good young keeper, a local boy, somebody to build the team around.

He came out of the local junior scene, East Stirlingshire picking him up from Vale of Carron, but he never really got a chance at the 'shire, so he became a Falkirk Legend.

There is not much to say about goalies, I can't say he was fast, can't say he jinked about. I can say he was there.

Soon the scouts came and he moved to Rangers, but he couldn't oust their GK and came back, then Hibs came a-sniffing and he moved to Hibs then he came back, later on he moved for a whole season to Clackmannan then came back. As far as I know he is the only person to play for Falkirk FC in four different spells.

PS - If you can tell me of any games he played whilst with East Stirlingshire, Rangers, Albion Rovers, Hibernian & Clackmannan I would be greatful.


William Allan

Debut – Saturday May 18th 1901 v Vale of Leven (H) Benefit Match
Positions – Goalkeeper
Club Honours – Stirlingshire Consolation Cup W 1901/02, Falkirk Infirmary Shield W 1901/02

Matches for East Stirlingshire
Scottish Qualifying Cup Matches/Goals [1/-]
Minor League Matches/Goals [7/-]
Minor Cup Matches/Goals [1/-]
Other Matches/Goals [5/-]
Total Matches/Goals [14/-]

Matches for Camelon
Minor League Matches/Goals [2/-]

Matches for Falkirk
Scottish League Division 1 Matches/Goals [105/-]
Scottish League Division 2 Matches/Goals [38/-]
Scottish Cup Matches/Goals [7/-]
Scottish Qualifying Cup Matches /Goals [4/-]
Minor League Matches/Goals [26/-]
Minor Cup Matches/Goals [39/-]
Other Matches/Goals [23/-] [one game played at LH]
Total Matches/Goals [242/-]

Matches for Rangers
Scottish League Division 1 Matches/Goals [8/-]
Minor Cup Matches/Goals [2/-]
Other Matches/Goals [3/-]
Total Matches/Goals [13/-]

Matches for Albion Rovers
Scottish Cup Matches/Goals [2/-]
Scottish League Division 2 Matches/Goals [17/-]
Total Matches/Goals [19/-]

Matches for Hibernian
Scottish League Division 1 Matches/Goals [239/-]
Scottish Cup Matches/Goals [25/-]
Total Matches/Goals [264/-]

Matches for Stenhousemuir
Scottish League Division 2 Matches/Goals [1/-]
Total Matches/Goals [1/-]

Known Career

Scottish League Division 1 Matches/Goals [352/-]
Scottish League Division 2 Matches/Goals [56/-]
Scottish Cup Matches/Goals [34/-]
Scottish Qualifying Cup Matches /Goals [5/-]
Minor League Matches/Goals [35/-]
Minor Cup Matches/Goals [42/-]
Other Matches/Goals [31/-] [one game played at LH]
Total Goals/Matches [555/-]

Note - sorry I don't like the games/goals when I am blogging about goalkeepers but it is my system.

Known Career – Woodbine Rovers, Vale of Carron, East Stirlingshire [1900/01-1900/01], Falkirk [1900/01-1903/04 ], Rangers [1903/04-1904/05], Albion Rovers [1904/05-1905/06], Falkirk [1906/07-1907/08 ], Hibernian [1907/08-1916/17], Falkirk [1915/16-1917/18], Clackmannan [1918/19], Falkirk [1919/20-1920/21], Stenhousemuir [1921/22]

Played in Falkirk's first ever Scottish League Match v Clyde (A) Scottish League Division 2, 16th August 1902
Played for Town v County, Benefit Match at Merchiston Pk, Merchiston Pk, Bainsford, 15th April 1902

I would love if Historians of East Stirlingshire, Rangers, Albion Rovers, Hibs, Clackmannan & Stenhousemuir could help me have his whole career.

Thanks to the people at fitbastats for the info on his time in Leith

Friday, 19 July 2013

Falkirk Cricketers v Falkirk Footballers


I don't want to sound all rose tinted & nostalgic for the amateur era [even tough I sort of am], but there was a lot to be said about sport back in the Victorian age. I understand that it was in many ways limited to 'gentlemen of leisure', and Muscular Christianity tends to annoy, but more often than not they were proper 'sportsmen'.

In July 1885 teams selected from the cricket clubs and the football clubs of Falkirk met on the Randyford Ground [East Stirlingshire CC] to play a two day match at cricket. Sadly I have never found a return match at football. Though East Stirlingshire FC played East Stirlingshire CC at football occasionally.

The problem with professional sport is that the employer hinders a sportsman's opportunity at another sport, whereas back then there were few limits. Jock Drummond was allegedly a fiend with the bowls, conversely Grahamston Bowling Club had a team in the Falkirk District Amateur League. Harry Smith played for Falkirk FC in winter, then for Stenhousemuir CC in Summer. Alex Gillespie earned the nickname 'Ballangeich' because of his exploits on the running track [named after a popular Greyhound of the time].

Yes, I know, now the players are fitter, better, more focussed, but we only ever play League & Cup matches, with a couple of pre-season friendlies thrown in, it gets samey at times. [Before I hoist myself by my own petard it must be said Falkirk FC played a Stenhousemuir Social XI in a game of cricket as part of their 125th anniversary celebrations [but they forgot to tell anyone, and I am yet to find out the score ….]

Wednesday 8th July 1885 – Thursday 9th July 1885 – Randyford Ground, Falkirk
Falkirk Footballers lost to Falkirk Cricketers by 52 runs.

Falkirk Footballers Falkirk Cricketers
H.Smith not out 33 ?.Lavington c Jackson b Smith 0
J.Roberts c Stark b Lavington 7 W.Stark c & b Jackson 11
W.Scott run out 4 J.Callander b Roberts 22
J.Mackie b Callander 0 J.Brown run out 1
+R.Cuthill c Brown b Lavington 2 J.Campbell lbw b Jackson 2
W.Ferguson c Brown b Lavington 0 R.White b Ferguson 22
J.Murphy jun c Stark b Callander 7 J.Johnston c Roberts b Smith 4
R.Cullen b Callander 1 C.Melville b Scott 8
G.Robb b Lavington 0 B.Harley c Smith b Mackie 19
J.Murphy sen b Callander 0 J.Wilkie not out 17
G.Jackson run out 5 J.McDonald b Roberts 2
W.Hamilton b Wilkie 1 W.Gray st Cuthill b Smith 0
Extras
3 Extras
7
Total
63 Total
115

Notes-
No bowling figures were reported.
Harry Smith could theoretically have played for either team [he was allegedly a fine leg-spinner].
William Stark [Cricketers] was the uncle of Falkirk FC legend Sandy Stark.

All in all it is the passing of a sad age, up until the 1950s Falkirk FC had Len Dudman on their books, he played for Forfarshire & Scotland at cricket during the Summer, for Falkirk FC in the Winter, to this day he is Falkirk's most capped player.

Never again I fear.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Grasshoppers of Bonnybridge


A couple of years before people got round to playing 'the Association Game' in the town of Falkirk, a couple of miles to the West football in the County of Stirlingshire began in the form of the Grasshoppers from the now unlikely location of Bonnybridge.

I say unlikely because Bonnybridge is little but a local identity these days. It has since the war been amalgamated into a sprawl of former villages between Falkirk and Cumbernauld [encompassing, Bankhead, Banknock, Bonnybridge, Denny, Dennyloanhead, Dunipace, Fankerton, Greenhill, Head of Muir, Longcroft & Milnquarter [the Metropolis of Greater Herbertshire as I have decided to call it]]. The borders are still signposted, but few other than the locals know where one place ends and the other begins.

But in 1875 the situation was far from this. Bonnybridge was the only one of these villages which straddled the Forth & Clyde Canal and it was for this reason that Smith & Wellstood's, the Glasgow Stovemakers, decided to build a foundry [the Columbian Works] just to the South of the Canal, soon to be followed by Singer's [the Sewing Machinists]. This had two main impacts on the village, it helped take the focus away from Falkirk in terms of trade, and more importantly, it brought workers from the city.

Tradition has it that in the Autumn a group of workers met in the library of the Columbian Works Halls and decided to form a football team, writing to their boss H.N.Smith of Queen's Park FC [Scotland's referee in the first ever international], to send them a ball and a copy of the association rules, and that was that. Within months they were playing a team from the firm's Glasgow Warehouse and football had begun in Stirlingshire.


'The Falkirk Herald' Edition - Thursday October 21st 1875.

NB - The only reason that I can think of as to why they chose the name 'Grasshoppers' is because sand for the moulds in foundries was moved about in big Hoppers, but that is just a guess on my part.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Falkirk FC 100 Club - James Robertson


I have hugely overlooked what can only be described as the best signing Falkirk FC ever made, in 1910 Blackburn Rovers signed Jock Simpson from Falkirk for about £1850, this was a lot of money in 1910, but Blackburn Rovers also added the League papers of James Robertson.

Often overlooked, but for a free transfer he scored over 100 goals for the club in the next eight years, during a period in which he was often off fighting the Bosch with the Highland Light Infantry.

It was reported in the Falkirk Herald that he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, the Military Medal & the Croix de Guerre for his exploits on the Western Front, but I have no way to prove this yet.

Jimmy was a big lad, in an era when most Centre-Forwards were, pictures of him in the team line-up show how bulky he was compared to the other players.

When given a run in the team he scored lots of goals [this necessarily declined from 1914-1919], I reckon without the War he would have been up about Bobby Keyes' number of goals.

After Falkirk he returned to Dunbartonshire, but I don't know how he faired, I, honestly hope he did well



James Robertson

b Alexandria, Dunbartonshire
d Unknown

Debut – Saturday February 18th 1911 v Clyde (H) Scottish League Division 1

Positions – Centre-Forward

Club Honours – Scottish Cup W 1912/13, North-Eastern Cup W 1911/12, RU 1910/11, Dunedin Cup W 1913/14, Dewar Shield W 1913/14, Falkirk District Charity Cup W 1913/14, Falkirk Infirmary Shield W 1912/13, 1913/14

Falkirk Leading League Goalscorer 1911/12 [12], 1912/13 [12], 1913/14 [21], 1914/15 [11]

Scottish League Division 1 Matches/Goals [160/75]
Scottish Cup Matches/Goals [11/2]
Scottish Victory Cup Matches/Goals [2/-]
Minor League Matches/Goals [1/1]
Minor Cup Matches/Goals [26/20]
Other Matches [10/8]
Total Matches/Goals [210/106]

Scored [2] on his League Debut

Hat-Tricks – 1 [Division 1 [1]]

Known Career – Vale of Leven [1904/05], Distillery, Blackburn Rovers [1905/06-1907/08], Brighton & Hove Albion [1908/09], Vale of Leven [1909/10-1910/11], Falkirk [1910/11-1918/19], Dunfermline Athletic [1915/16], Vale of Leven [1918/19-1920/21], Dumbarton Harp [1920/21]

Played for Home-Scots v Anglo-Scots, Scottish International Trial at Glasgow, 18th March 1913

Height - 5 ft 8 in: Weight 13 st 0 lbs [1913]

Update - I recently found this picture of Jimmy about to score the first goal in the 1913 Scottish Cup Final [I am probably not meant to put it here, but I don't care [it is over 100 years old after all]]


James Robertson in action Hampden Pk 1913


When Falkirk FC broke the World Transfer Record


In December 1918, the West Ham Centre-Forward was posted North of the Border, the closest club to his station was Falkirk FC [he scored 14 goals in that half season], His name was Sydney Charles Puddefoot.

With the resumtion of footballing normality, the Falkirk faithfull demanded a great Centre-Forward, but they didn't demand any great Centre-Forward, they wanted Puddefoot back. Falkirk made the initial enquiries, to which West Ham put up the ridiculous asking price of £5,500, Falkirk FC did not have that kind of Money, but the fans put it upon themselves to go for a public conscription.

Needless to say the fans made up the difference and in Feb 1922 we broke the World Record for a transfer fee.

I give you Sydney Charles Puddefoot with Falkirk FC



League Matches/Goals [113/49]
Scottish Cup Matches/Goals [6/5]
Minor Cup Matches/Goals [22/12]
other Matches/Goals [6/8]
Total Matches/Goals [147/74]

He moved on to Blackburn Rovers, because the English FA was so pig-ignorant as to never select a player playing outside England which left him out of the National team, you can't really blame him for moving.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Falkirk FC - Goal on League Debut


I pretty much have the complete Falkirk FC record for League matches 1902/03-1938/39, I am missing some first names & three goals, so am pretty confident about this.

I would have compiled a list of players who scored on their senior debut for Falkirk, however the lack of coverage for the early Scottish Cup matches would have rendered it largely guesswork before the 1890s.

Falkirk players who scored on their League Debut 1902/03-1938/39

Player Date Comp Opp notes
James Bartram 31st Dec 1932 Div 1 St Mirren (A) Scored 2
Isaac Begbie 22nd Nov 1902 Div 2 Arthurlie (A)

James Benson 8th Aug 1936 Div 1 Hamilton Academical (H) Scored 2
John Brown 10th Oct 1908 Div 1 Hamilton Academical (H)

Peter Buchanan 16th Nov 1935 Div 2 Raith Rovers (A)

John Calder 13th Aug 1932 Div 1 Cowdenbeath

George Campbell 16th Aug 1902 Div 2 Clyde (A) Falkirk FC's first League match
Peter Carmichael 21st Feb 1903 Div 2 Raith Rovers (H) Scored 2
David Cowan 16th Mar 1935 Div 1 Dundee (H) Penalty
James Cox 7th Nov 1925 Div 1 Morton (H)

William Cox 20th Aug 1927 Div 1 St Johnstone (H)

John Dora 25th Jan 1930 Div 1 Morton (A) His only League match for Falkirk
David Duncan 24th Aug 1918 Div 1 Clyde (H) Scottish League match, no Div 2
James Dyet 9th Aug 1930 Div 1 Leith Athletic (A)

William Gall 20th Aug 1927 Div 1 St Johnstone (H)

Peter Gardiner 13th Sep 1919 Div 1 Dundee (H) Scottish League match, no Div 2
Charles Glegg 21st Feb 1903 Div 2 Raith Rovers (H)

Francis Graham 26th Sep 1903 Div 2 Leith Athletic (H)

George Grant 12th Aug 1933 Div 1 Third Lanark (H)

John Haddow 30th Nov 1935 Div 2 St Mirren (H)

George Hamilton 31st Jan 1903 Div 2 Ayr (H) His only League match for Falkirk
John Hudson 21st Sep 1907 Div 1 Port Glasgow Athletic (H)

John Hunter 24th Sep 1921 Div 1 Hibernian (A)

Robert Kennedy 23rd Oct 1926 Div 1 Dundee (H) Scored 2
Robert Keyes 5th Jan 1935 Div 1 Hamilton Academical (A)

Thomas Logan 20th Aug 1910 Div 1 Celtic (H)

Harry Lowe 16th Mar 1929 Div 1 Rangers (A)

Henry Lyon 27th Aug 1904 Div 2 St Bernards (H)

David Main 13th Feb 1909 Div 1 Morton (H) Scored 2
George Meldrum 27th Mar 1920 Div 1 Celtic (H) Scottish League match, no Div 2
David Miller 26th Aug 1931 Div 1 Hamilton Academical (H)

Evelyn Morrison 7th Jan 1928 Div 1 Celtic (H)

Alex McCaig 8th Mar 1919 Div 1 Queen's Park (H) Scottish League match, no Div 2
Andrew McCrae 21st Dec 1912 Div 1 St Mirren (A)

John McInnes 16th Dec 1905 Div 1 Hibernian (A)

Daniel McKerrel 21st Aug 1937 Div 1 Aberdeen (H)

Ian McLachlan 20th Aug 1938 Div 1 Heart of Midlothian (A)

James McNair 26th Aug 1933 Div 1 Dundee (H)

John McTavish 19th Aug 1905 Div 1 Port Glasgow Athletic (A)

Adam Neilson 16th Aug 1924 Div 1 Aberdeen (H)

Hugh Patton 14th Apr 1923 Div 1 Third Lanark (H)

John Rattray 24th Dec 1910 Div 1 Raith Rovers (A)

James Rennie 27th Dec 1919 Div 1 Dumbarton (H) Scottish League match, no Div 2
James Rice 28th Aug 1937 Div 1 Queen's Park (A) Scored 2
James Robertson 18th Feb 1911 Div 1 Clyde (H) Scored 2
William Scott 16th Aug 1902 Div 2 Clyde (A) Falkirk FC's first League match
William Scott 8th Aug 1908 Div 1 Hamilton Academical (H)

James Sommerville 23rd Mar 1918 Div 1 Hibernian (A) Scottish League match, no Div 2
Alex Spence 20th Aug 1904 Div 2 Aberdeen (A)

Robert Stalker 24th Dec 1904 Div 2 Abercorn (A) Scored 2
Alex Stewart 26th Nov 1938 Div 1 Ayr United (H)

Alex Thomson 11th Oct 1913 Div 1 Morton (H)

Daniel Thomson 12th Nov 1921 Div 1 Clyde (A)

John Thomson 16th Oct 1920 Div 1 Clyde (A) Scottish League match, no Div 2
James Tulips 1st Jan 1938 Div 1 Morton (H) Penalty
James Turnbull 29th Aug 1903 Div 2 East Stirlingshire (H)

William Walker 21st Apr 1934 Div 1 Queen of the South (A)

David Watson 19th Aug 1916 Div 1 Kilmarnock (H) Scottish League match, no Div 2
???? Welsh 7th Sep 1921 Div 1 Airdrieonians (H)

Notes

Patsy Gallacher scored on his official debut v Dunfermline Athletic (H) on the 9th Oct 1926, but had played as a trialist the previous week v Hearts (A).

David Cowan made his debut v Ayr Utd (A) in a league match which was subsequently expunged because Falkirk were found guilty of match rigging.

Hugh Murray scored in his League debut v Clyde (A) on the 12th Aug 1939, but the league was cancelled after five matches, due to war.

Monday, 8 July 2013

East Stirlingshire & Falkirk players to 1946/47


This is my attempt to put together a list of all the players who have played for the two League Clubs in Falkirk up the the Second World War [though it must be noted that neither club plays within the confines of Falkirk anymore, ESFC sharing with Stenhousemuir, whereas the Falkirk Stadium is about 150 meters over the border into Grangemouth]. The two clubs have had a strained relationship over the years, from the period c1880-c1885 when ESFC were newcomers and Falkirk treated them with a certain level of disdain, from c1885-c1900 when East Stirling under the leadership of Lawrie McLachlan and backed up with Thomas Dunn, Andrew Inches et al, became the dominant force in football in Stirlingshire. This was reverted when Falkirk joined Division 1 in 1905 and had held a slightly dominant position since [though this claim is tenuous, because Falkirk FC have had some very lean spells]. For example the first game I ever remember was a 3-0 from East Stirlingshire in 1980, just after both clubs had been promoted from the Second Division.

I personally have a bit of a soft spot for the 'Shirey-Pirey', and wished that they still played in their spiritual home of Bainsford, but economics rule, right?

We generally get a derby in the Stirlingshire Cup, but I look forward to all East Stirlingshire/Falkirk matches.

The following list is probably incomplete, several players with the same name played for both clubs, but I am unsure if they were the same person, also I might have mistaken players to be the same person who may have been different people] I have tried my best to resolve any issues, but I am fallible. There are probably many mistakes in the following list, please forgive me.


Players who played for both East Stirlingshire FC & Falkirk FC 1877/78-1946/47


James Adam

b Unknown
d Unknown

Position – Goalkeeper
Known Career – East Stirlingshire [1904/05-1905/06], Queen's Park [1905/06-1911/12], Falkirk [1912/13]


William Adams

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Right-Half
Known Career – Grange Rovers, Falkirk [1914/15], East Stirlingshire [1921/22-1922/23]


James Allan

b c1888
d 12th November 1980, Falkirk, Stirlingshire

Positions – Left-Half, Left-Back
Known Career – Petershill, Leith Athletic [1902/03-1906/07, 1909/10], East Stirlingshire [1909/10-1912/13], Falkirk [1910/11-1913/14]



b Falkirk, Stirlingshire
d Unknown

Positions – Goalkeeper
Known Career – Woodbine Rovers, Vale of Carron, East Stirlingshire [1900/01-1900/01], Falkirk [1900/01-1903/04 ],
Rangers [1903/04-1904/05], Albion Rovers [1904/05-1905/06], Falkirk [1906/07-1907/08 ], Hibernian [1907/08-1916/17], Falkirk [1915/16-
1917/18], Clackmannan [1918/19], Falkirk [1919/20-1920/21], Stenhousemuir [1921/22]


Thomas Baird

b c1883
d Unknown

Positions – Inside-Right, Outside-Right, Outside-Left
Known Career – Dunipace, Denny Athletic, Falkirk [1899/00], Stenhousemuir [1900/01-1901/02], East Stirlingshire [1901/02-1909/10]


Robert Bernard

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Goalkeeper
Known Career – Linlithgow Rose, Bo'ness [1906/07], Falkirk [1906/07], East Fife [1906/07],
Dundee [1907/08-1919/10], East Stirlingshire [1909/10-1911/12], Reading [1912/13], East Fife [1913/14]


John Boyne

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Outside-Right
Known Career – Johnstone [1902/03], Falkirk [1902/03-1903/04], Alloa Athletic?, Morton [1908/09-1909/10], Johnstone [1908/09], East Stirlingshire
[1909/10-1912/13], Johnstone [1912/13]


William 'Choco' Brown

b 1913
d 24th April 1986

Positions – Right-Half, Right-Back
Known Career – East Stirlingshire [1933/34-1937/38], Falkirk [1937/38-1941/42], Dunfermline Athletic [1939/40, 1942/43], East Fife [1941/42]


Robert Bryce

b 17th November 1904, Grangemouth, Stirlingshire
d c1970

Positions – Outside-Right
Known Career – Grange Rovers, Falkirk [1923/24-1924/25], East Stirlingshire [1925/26], Stenhousemuir [1925/26], Bournemouth [1928/29-1929/30], Luton Town [1930/31-1931/32], King's Park [1932/33-1935/36], Raith Rovers [1936/37]


James Caldwell

b 9th January 1884, Carronshore, Stirlingshire
d 8th April 1955, Alva, Clackmannanshire

Positions – Goalkeeper
Known Career – Carron Thistle, Dunipace, Falkirk [1905/06], East Stirlingshire [1907/08], Tottenham Hotspur [1908/09], Reading [1911/12], Everton [1912/13], Arsenal [1913/14], Alloa Athletic [1921/22-1922/23], East Stirlingshire [1922/23]


Malcolm Campbell

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Right-Half, Inside-Right, Inside-Left
Known Career – Stenhousemuir [1921/22-1923/24], Falkirk [1923/24-1924/25], Dundee United [1925/26-1927/28], East
Stirlingshire [1928/29]


Robert Corrance

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Right-Half
Known Career – Margate, East Stirlingshire [1935/36], Falkirk [1936/37], Albion Rovers [1937/38]


Robert Davis

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Centre-Forward
Known Career – Falkirk [1924/25-1925/26], East Stirlingshire [1926/27], Broxburn United [1926/27]


Ebenezer Docherty

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Centre-Forward
Known Career – East Stirlingshire [1921/22-1929/30], Vale of Leven [1923/24], Falkirk [1926/27], Stenhousemuir [1929/30]


Robert Duff

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Goalkeeper
Known Career – East Stirlingshire [1914/15], Falkirk [1915/16]


William Fleming

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Inside-Left
Known Career – Scottish Dyes, Falkirk [1936/37-1938/39], East Fife [1939/40-1947/48], Stenhousemuir [1939/40, 1946/47], East Stirlingshire [1948/49]


James Gardiner

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Outside-Left
Known Career – Grahamston, Grangemouth [1887/88], Falkirk [1887/88], East Stirlingshire [1888/89], Grangemouth [1891/92-1893/94]


Charles Garland

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Outside-Left
Known Career – Montrose [1931/32-1932/33], Falkirk [1932/33], Dunfermline Athletic [1933/34-1935/36], Cowdenbeath [1934/35], East Stirlingshire [1935/36], King's Park [1936/37]



b 18th July 1855, Eastwood, Renfrewshire
d 16th April 1892, Falkirk, Stirlingshire

Positions – Centre-Forward
Known Career – Falkirk [1880/81-1885/86]
Played for East Stirlingshire v Vale of Teith, Friendly at Merchiston Pk, Bainsford, 10th March 1883
Brother of Walter Gibson


Robert Gibson

b c1884, Alva, Clackmannanshire
d Unknown

Positions – Left-Back
Known Career – Alva Albion Rangers, Alloa Athletic [1905/06-1906/07], East Stirlingshire [1907/08], Falkirk [1907/08-1910/11], Morton [1909/10],
Reading [1911/12], Dunfermline Athletic [1911/12], King's Park [1912/13]


Walter Gibson

b 13th July 1857, Eastwood, Renfrewshire
d 9th October 1932, Falkirk, Stirlingshire

Positions – Outside-Left, Inside-Left
Known Career – Falkirk [1880/81-1885/86]
Played for East Stirlingshire v King's Park, Friendly at Merchiston Pk, Bainsford, 24th November 1883
Brother of Robert Gibson


Alexander 'Ballangeich' Gillespie

b 5th January 1868, Falkirk, Stirlingshire
d 17th March 1945, Rosyth, Fife

Positions – Outside-Right, Inside-Right
Known Career – Falkirk [1884/85-1889/90, 1891/92]
Played for East Stirlingshire v Port Glasgow Athletic, Friendly at Clune Pk, Port Glasgow, 6th November 1886


David Gillespie

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Outside-Left
Known Career – Camelon [1893/94-1894/95], Leeds?, Falkirk [1895/96-1896/97], East Stirlingshire [1900/01-1903/04]


Robert Godfrey

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Centre-Half, Right-Half, Goalkeeper
Known Career – Kirkintilloch Rob Roy, Banknock Juniors, Falkirk [1912/13-1914/15], Stenhousemuir, Falkirk [1918/19], East Stirlingshire [1919/20-1920/21],
Bathgate [1920/21], Ayr United [1920/21], Alloa Athletic, Dumbarton [1921/22], St Bernards [1921/22], Vale of Leven [1922/23], Clackmannan [1922/23], East
Stirlingshire [1922/23]


Andrew Graham

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Half-Back
Known Career – Grangemouth [1888/89-1893/94], East Stirlingshire [1892/93], Falkirk [1892/93]


Robert Graham

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Inside-Right
Known Career – Camelon Juveniles, Laurieston Juniors, Falkirk Juniors, Falkirk [1904/05-1905/06], Cowdenbeath [1907/08], East Stirlingshire
[1910/11]


George Hannah

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Centre-Forward, Inside-Right, Outside-Right
Known Career – Falkirk [1921/22], East Stirlingshire [1922/23]


Michael Harley

b 8th May 1866, Larbert, Stirlingshire
d 15th April 1953, Falkirk, Stirlingshire

Positions – Left-Back, Right-Back
Representative Honours – Stirlingshire v Forfarshire 1886/87, v Fife 1887/88
Known Career – Carron, Falkirk [1885/86-1888/89], East Stirlingshire [1889/90-1892/93]
Brother of Thomas Harley


Thomas Harley

b 29th September 1870, Larbert, Stirlingshire
d 28th May 1897, Carron, Stirlingshire

Positions – Outside-Left, Inside-Left
Known Career – Gairdoch, Falkirk [1887/88-1888/89], East Stirlingshire [1889/90-1892/93], Carron Athletic
Brother of Michael Harley


Alexander Heeps

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Inside-Right, Centre-Forward
Known Career – Falkirk [1925/26-1928/29], Bo'ness [1927/28], Stenhousemuir [1928/29-1929/30], Bo'ness [1930/31-1932/33], Dumbarton [1932/33-1933/34], East Stirlingshire [1933/34]


Alexander Henderson

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Left-Back, Left-Half, Centre-Half
Known Career – East Stirlingshire [1909/10-1913/14], Falkirk [1913/14-1919/20], Alloa Athletic [1919/20-1920/21]

John Honeyman

b 24th January 1866, Larbert, Stirlingshire
d 13th June 1943, Larbert, Stirlingshire

Positions – Forward
Known Career – Carron [1884/85], Larbert [1885/86], Gairdoch, East Stirlingshire [1885/86], Falkirk [1887/88-1888/89], Gairdoch [1891/92-
1894/95]


John Hotchkiss

b Carronshore, Stirlingshire
d Unknown

Positions – Right-Back
Known Career – Falkirk Juniors, Falkirk [1903/04], East Stirlingshire [1904/05-1906/07], Falkirk [1906/07], Cowdenbeath [1906/07], Leith
Athletic [1907/08-1908/09], Alloa Athletic [1909/10]


Alexander Hunter

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Left-back
Known Career – Falkirk [1921/22], East Stirlingshire [1922/23-1923/24], Armadale [1923/24]


Henry Hutchison

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Centre-Forward
Known Career – Rangers [1914/15-1919/20], Falkirk [1915/16], Hibernian [1915/16], East Stirlingshire [1916/17], Alloa Athletic [1919/20]


William Japp

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Inside-Right
Known Career – Airth Castle Rovers, Falkirk [1945/46-1946/47], East Stirlingshire [1947/48-1950/51], Ayr United [1950/51-1956/57], East Stirlingshire [1957/58], Berwick Rangers [1958/59]


James Johnston

b 25th March 1874, Falkirk, Stirlingshire
d 2nd May 1935, Falkirk, Stirlingshire

Positions – Right-Back
Known Career – East Stirlingshire [1898/99-1905/06], Falkirk [1905/06]


Alexander Kennedy

b 7th June 1870, Whitburn, West Lothian
d Unknown

Positions – Goalkeeper
Known Career – East Stirlingshire [1892/93-1894/95], Falkirk [1892/93]


James Leishman

b c1856
d 7th November 1935, Camelon, Stirlingshire

Positions – Outside-Left, Centre-Forward, Right-Back
Known Career – Falkirk [1877/78-1885/86], East Stirlingshire [1884/85]


Henry 'Cecil' Lyon

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Outside-Right
Known Career – Lochgelly United [1903/04], Falkirk [1903/04-1904/05], East Stirlingshire [1905/06], East Fife [1906/07]


David Malcolm

b 23rd September 1870, Bathgate, Linlithgowshire
d Unknown

Positions – Left-Back
Known Career – Falkirk [1888/89-1889/90], East Stirlingshire [1888/89]


Alexander Marshall

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Right-Back, Right-Half, Centre-Half
Known Career – Stenhousemuir Juniors, Falkirk [1911/12-1915/16], East Stirlingshire [1915/16]


Angus Martin

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Outside-Left
Known Career – Greenock Howitzer, Falkirk [1919/20-1920/21], East Stirlingshire [1921/22]


James 'McKenzie' Martin

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Centre-Half
Known Career – Falkirk [1920/21], East Stirlingshire [1921/22-1922-23], Clackmannan [1923/24-1925/26]


George Mason

b c1904, Grangemouth, Stirlingshire
d 3rd January 1941, Falkirk, Stirlingshire

Positions – Inside Right
CKnown Career – Banknock Juniors, Falkirk [1925/26-1926/27], Dundee United [1927/28], Stranraer, Montrose, Alloa Athletic, East Stirlingshire [1931/32-1932/33], St Johnstone [1932/33-1940/41], Falkirk [1939/40-1940/41]


John Meechan

b c1910, Grangemouth, Stirlingshire
d Unknown

Positions – Outside-Left, Centre-Forward
Known Career – Grangemouth Sacred Heart, Maryhill Hibernian, St Mirren [1928/29-1932/33] Burnley [1933/34], Falkirk [1933/34-1934/35], Kilmarnock [1934-35], East Stirlingshire [1935/36-1936/37], St Johnstone [1937/38], Alloa Athletic [1937/38], East Stirlingshire [1937/38], Morton [1938/39], Bo'ness [1939/40], Forth Juniors, Polkemmet Juniors,
East Stirlingshire [1945/46]


George Meldrum

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Inside-Right, Inside-Left
Club Honours – Stirlingshire Cup RU 1920/21
Known Career – Forth Rangers, Falkirk [1919/20-1920/21], East Stirlingshire [1921/22-1922/23]


John Mercer

b 12th December 1868, Larbert, Stirlingshire
d 3rd January 1933, Larbert, Stirlingshire

Positions – Goalkeeper
Known Career – East Stirlingshire [1885/86-1887/88], Carron [1885/86], Falkirk [1887/88-1888/89], East Stirlingshire [1892/93] Gairdoch


William Millar

c Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Right-Half
Club Honours – Stirlingshire Cup RU 1913/14, Stirlingshire Consolation Cup W 1912/13
Known Career – East Stirlingshire [1908/09], Rangers [1908/09-1909/10], Morton [1909/10-1910/11], Liverpool [1910/11-1911/12], East Stirlingshire [1911/12-1912/13], Stenhousemuir [1912/13], Falkirk [1913/14], Dunfermline Athletic [1914/15-1918/19], Alloa Athletic [1919/20]


David Miller

b Unknown
d September 1992, Paisley, Renfrewshire

Positions – Centre-Forward, Inside-left, Inside-Right
Known Career – Paisley YMCA, Yoker Athletic, Falkirk [1931/32-1932/33], Albion Rovers [1933/34], East Stirlingshire [1933/34], King's Park [1935/1936-1936/37], East Fife [1937/38-1938/39]


???? Miller

b Unknown
d unknown

Positions – Outside-Left, Outside-Right
Known Career – Falkirk Hawthorn, East Stirlingshire [1898/99], Falkirk [1899/00]


Adam Mitchell

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Right-Back
Known Career – Forth Rangers, East Stirlingshire [1915/16-1922/23], Falkirk [1917/18]


Andrew Mitchell

b Unknown
d Unknown

Debut – Saturday September 2nd 1905 v Partick Thistle (A) Scottish League Division 1
Positions – Inside-Left, Centre-Forward
Known Career – East Stirlingshire [1900/01-1905/06], Falkirk [1905/06-1909/10], Vale of Teith [1906/07], East Stirlingshire [1910/11-1912/13]


David Mitchell

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Left-Half, Left-Back
Known Career – Falkirk Juniors, Falkirk [1903/04-1905/06], East Stirlingshire [1905/06-1912-13]


David Mitchell

b Longcroft, Stirlingshire
d Unknown

Positions – Outside-Left, Outside-Right
Club Honours – Stirlingshire Consolation Cup W 1912/13
Known Career – Bainsford Amateurs, East Stirlingshire [1912/13-1913/14], Falkirk [1912/13-1913/14]


John Muir

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Inside-Left
Known Career – East Stirlingshire [1912/13], St Johnstone [1913/14], Rangers [1913/14-1918/19] Cowdenbeath [1917/18] , Falkirk [1918/19]


John Muir

b 18th November 1903, Hamilton, Lanarkshire
d 29th April 1949, Hamilton, Lanarkshire

Positions – Left-Half, Centre-Half, Right-Half
Known Career – Queen of the South, Bo'ness, Broxburn United [1924/25-1925/26], Stockport County [1925/26], Queen of the South [1926/27], Dumbarton [1927/28], Armadale [1927/28-1928/29], Falkirk [1928/29-1929/30], Luton Town [1930/31], Raith Rovers [1930/31], Bristol Rovers [1930/31-1931/32], Bo'ness [1932/33], Arbroath [1932/33-1934/35], East Stirlingshire [1935/36]



b 4th October 1859, Falkirk, Stirlingshire
d 28th May 1942, Falkirk, Stirlingshire

Positions – Left-Back, Right-Back
Known Career – Falkirk [1879/80-1886/87], Tayavalla [1883/84], Grahamston [1885/86], Falkirk Harp [1886/87], East Stirlingshire [1887/88], Grahamston
Corinthians [1887/88].

Matthew Myles

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Centre-Half
Known Career – Wallacelea Athletic, Bo'ness?, East Stirlingshire [1896/97], Falkirk [1899/00]


Thomas McCall

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Half-back, Back, Inside-right, Outside-right, Outside-left
Known Career – East Stirlingshire [1893/94-1898/99], Falkirk [1899/00]


Richard McCreadie

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Inside-Left
Known Career – East Stirlingshire [1937/38], Raith Rovers [1938/39], Petershill, Falkirk [1940/41]


Thomas McDonald

b 28th December 1868, Falkirk, Stirlingshire
d 28th December 1943, Falkirk, Stirlingshire

Positions – Inside-Right, Outside-Right, Centre-Forward
Known Career – Black Watch [1885/86], Falkirk [1886/87-1892/93], Slamannan Rovers [1892/93], East Stirlingshire [1893/94], Falkirk [1895/96-
1896/97]


Hugh McDougall

b 10th September 1887, Kilmallie, Invernessshire
d Unknown

Positions – Inside-Right
Known Career – Glasgow Normal Athletic, Glasgow Fairfield, Bonnybridge Thistle, Falkirk [1906/07], King's Park, Dunfermline Athletic [1907/08], Stenhousemuir [1911/12], East Stirlingshire [1912/13-1913/14]


Charles McGregor

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Centre-Half
Known Career – Broxburn United [1923/24-1924/25], Falkirk [1924/25], East Stirlingshire [1925/26]


Daniel McKerrel

b Blantyre, Lanarkshire
d Unknown

Positions – Outside-Left
Known Career – Bedlay Juniors, Shawfield Juniors, Hamilton Academical [1936/37], Falkirk [1936/37-1938/39], East Fife [1938/39], Hamilton Academical [1939/40-1940/41], Newcastle United [WWII], Middlesbrough [WWII], Carlisle United [1945/46], East Stirlingshire [1947/48]



b 12th August 1862, Stane, Lanarkshire
d 26th December 1912, Edinburgh

Positions – Centre-Forward
Known Career – East Stirlingshire [1883/84-1891/92], Falkirk [1883/84], Shotts [1892/93]



b 1892, Glasgow
d November 1972, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire

Positions – Outside-Right
Known Career – St Clement's, Cambuslang Rangers, Falkirk [1911/12-1915/16], Vale of Leven [1918/19], St Mirren [1918/19], Kilmarnock
[1919/20-1922/23], Johnstone [1923/24-1924/25], Clyde [1924/25], East Stirlingshire [1925/26]


Archibald McPherson

b 10th February 1910, Alva, Clackmannanshire
d c1969

Positions – Left-Half, Left-Back
Known Career – Alva Albion Rangers, Bathgate [1926/27], Rangers [1927/28-1929/30], East Stirlingshire [1928/29], Liverpool [1929/30-1934/35], Sheffield United [1934/35-1936/37], Falkirk [1937/38-1938/39], East Fife [1938/39], Dundee United [1939/40]


Joseph McQue

b February 1870, Glasgow
d Unknown

Positions – Centre-Half
Scottish Qualifying Cup Matches /Goals [1/-]
Known Career – Campsie [1891/92], East Stirlingshire [1891/92], Celtic, Liverpool [1892/93-1897/98], Falkirk [1898/99],
Third Lanark


John McTavish

b 7th June 1885, Govan, Glasgow
d 4th April 1944, Falkirk, Stirlingshire

Positions – Inside-Right, Inside-Left
Known Career – Ibrox Roselea, Fairfield, Petershill, Falkirk [1905/06-1909/10], Oldham Athletic [1910/11], Tottenham Hotspur [1910/11-1911/12],
Newcastle United [1911/12-1912/13], Partick Thistle [1913/14-1916/17], York City [1914/15], Goole Town [1914/15], Falkirk [1917/18], Heart of
Midlothian [1917/18], Bo'ness, East Fife [1918/19-1919/20], Dumbarton [1920/21], East Stirlingshire [1921/22]


James Neil

b 26th October 1854, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire
d 21st October 1888, Carron, Stirlingshire

Positions – Outside-Right, Inside-Right
Known Career – Falkirk [1877/78-1881/82], East Stirlingshire [1882/83-1884/85]
The first player to cross the great Falkirk-East Stirlingshire divide


Robert Nisbet

b Carronshore, Stirlingshire
d Unknown

Positions – Right-Back
Known Career – Motherwell [1929/30-1930/31], Dolphin [1931/32], Preston North End [1932/33], East Stirlingshire [1932/33], Falkirk [1932/33-1938/39], Dumbarton [1939/40]



b 25th May 1885, Kinghorn, Fife
d Unknown

Positions – Left-Half, Right-Back, Left-Back
Representative Honours – Scotland v Wales 1912/13
Known Career – Grange Rovers, East Stirlingshire [1906/07-1907/08], Falkirk [1908/09-1916/17], St Mirren [1917/18-1919/20], Alloa Athletic
[1920/21-1923/24], Third Lanark [1923 Tour of South America], East Stirlingshire [1924/25]


William Peat

b c1915
d Unknown

Positions – Outside-Right, Centre-Forward
Known Career – Bo'ness Cadora, Falkirk [1933/34-1934/35], East Stirlingshire [1934/35], Leith Athletic [1935/36-1937/38]



b 17th March 1872, Falkirk, Stirlingshire
d c1948, Canada

Positions – Right-Half, Centre-Half
Known Career – Falkirk Excelsior, Falkirk [1890/91-1893/94], Rangers [1893/94-1894/95], Bury [1895/96-1901/02], St Bernards [1903/04]
Played for East Stirlingshire v Gairdoch, Friendly at Gairdoch Pk, Carronshore 5th August 1891
Played for East Stirlingshire v Airdrieonians, Scottish Alliance at Broomfield Pk, Airdrie, 9th April 1892


Andrew Prentice

b c1875
d 10th Jun 1931, Falkirk, Stirlingshire

Positions – Half-Back
Known Career – Vale of Carron, Falkirk [1896/97], East Stirlingshire [1896/97-1906/07]



b 28th April 1877, Falkirk, Stirlingshire
d 14th December 1953

Positions – Left-Half, Left-Back, Right-Back
Known Career – Falkirk [1894/95-1895/96], Falkirk Amateurs [1896/97], East Stirlingshire [1897/98], Falkirk [1897/98-1900/01]


Peter 'Stag' Rae

b 23rd November 1871, Carronshore, Stirlingshire
d 28th October 1952

Positions – Centre-Half, Right-Half
Known Career – Gairdoch [1891/92-1893/94], East Stirlingshire [1893/94], Falkirk [1894/95-1900/01]


Robert Rae

b 12th September 1867, Bothkennar, Stirlingshire
d Unknown

Positions – Goalkeeper
Known Career – Black Watch [1885/86], Falkirk [1886/87-1890/91], , East Stirlingshire [1889/90], East Stirlingshire [1891/92-1892/93]


Henry 'Harry' Reid

b 4th March 1870, Larbert, Stirlingshire
d Unknown

Positions – Inside-Left
Known Career – Stenhousemuir Victoria [1883/84], Stenhousemuir [1883/84-1890/91], Falkirk [1887/88, 1890/91], East Stirlingshire [1888/89,
1891/92], Stenhousemuir [1892/93-1894/95], King's Park [1892/93], Rangers [1892/93]


James 'Punky' Reid

b c1879, Falkirk, Stirlingshire
b 10th March 1954, Falkirk, Stirlingshire

Positions – Right-Half, Inside-Right
Known Career – Vale of Carron, Falkirk [1899/00], Clackmannan [1899/00-1900/01], Camelon [1901/02], East Stirlingshire [1902/03-1905/06], Falkirk
[1905/06-1909/10], Cowdenbeath [1910/11-1911/12]


John Richardson

b c1909, Johannesburg, South Africa
d 23rd May 1977, Falkirk, Stirlingshire

Positions – Centre-Half
Known Career – Wallacestone Wesleyans, Wallacestone Welfare, Bristol Rovers [1930/31], Falkirk [1930/31-1933/34], Alloa Athletic [1934/35-1935/36], Leith Athletic [1936/37-1938/39], East Stirlingshire [1938/39]


James Roughead

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Centre-Half, Right-Half
Known Career – East Stirlingshire [1937/38-1944/45], Stenhousemuir [1939/40], Falkirk [1941/42], Stenhousemuir [1947/48]



b 13th March 1866, Falkirk, Stirlingshire
d 24th October 1903, Falkirk, Stirlingshire

Positions – Forward
Known Career – Grahamston [1883/84-1884/85], Carron [1885/86], Falkirk [1885/86], Falkirk Harp [1885/86], East Stirlingshire [1886/87]


James Russell

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Right-Half
Known Career – Falkirk [1901/02-1903/04], East Stirlingshire [1902/03], Bo'ness [1903/04]


George Scobbie

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Right-Back
Known Career – Falkirk [1924/25-1931/32], East Stirlingshire [1933/34-1935/36], Ayr United [1935/36]


Thomas Sime

b Laurieston, Stirlingshire
d Unknown

Positions – Outside-Left
Known Career – Forth Rangers, Kilsyth Rangers, Falkirk [1917/18], East Stirlingshire [1919/20]



b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Right-Half, Right-Back
Known Career – Falkirk Amateurs?, East Stirlingshire?, Falkirk [1898/99-1901/02]


William Smith

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Outside-Left
Known Career – Falkirk [1923/24-1924/25], East Stirlingshire [1925/26]


James Sommerville

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Outside-Left
Known Career – Gairdoch Thistle, Falkirk [1917/18-1919/20], East Stirlingshire [1919/20]


Alexander Spence

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Outside-Left, Inside-Left, Centre-Forward
Scottish League Division 2 Matches/Goals [6/2]
Known Career – Laurieston Juniors, Falkirk [1903/04-1904/05], East Stirlingshire [1907/08]


Peter Steele

b 3rd June 1871, Falkirk, Stirlingshire
d Unknown

Positions – Back
Known Career – Laurieston [1891/92], East Stirlingshire [1891/92-1894/95], Falkirk [1892/93], Laurieston [1893/94]


John Stirrat

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Back
Known Career – Grangemouth [1891/92-1893/94], East Stirlingshire [1893/94], Falkirk [1894/95], Morton [1895/96]


Robert Stoddart

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions - Outside-Left
Scottish League Division 1 Matches/Goals [2/-]
Known Career – East Stirlingshire [1923/24-1924/25], Falkirk [1925/26], East Stirlingshire [1925/26-1928/29], Alloa Athletic [1929/30], Stenhousemuir [1929/30-1930/31], Montrose [1932/33-1933/34], Morton [1933/34], East Stirlingshire [1934/35-1936/37],


Alexander Thomson

b Stirling, Stirlingshire
d Unknown

Positions – Centre-Forward, Outside-Left
Known Career – Liverpool [1912/13-1914/15], Falkirk [1913/14-1914/15], East Stirlingshire [1915/16]


James Turnbull

b 23rd May 1884, Bannockburn, Stirlingshire
d Unknown

Positions – Centre-Forward
Known Career – Stenhousemuir [1899/00] East Stirlingshire [1900/01], Dundee [1901/02-1903/04], Falkirk [1903/04], Rangers [1904/05], Preston
North End [1904/05-1905/06], Leyton [1906/07], Manchester United [1907/08-1909/10], Bradford Park Avenue [1910/11-1911/12], Chelsea
[1912/13-1913/14], Hyde United [1914/15], Bradford [1917/18]
Brother of Thomas Turnbull



b c1876, St Ninians, Stirlingshire
d 23rd February 1920, Falkirk, Stirlingshire

Positions – Right-Back
Known Career – Whitefield Swifts, Falkirk [1893/94-1897/98], East Stirlingshire [1898/99], Leeds, Celtic [1899/00], Partick Thistle [1900/01],
Sheffield United [1900/01], Stenhousemuir [1902/03], Partick Thistle [1903/04]
Brother of James Turnbull


David Watson

b 2nd December ????, Cowie, Stirlingshire
d Unknown

Positions – Inside-Right, Centre-Forward
Known Career – Cowie Wanderers, East Stirlingshire [1915/16], Falkirk [1916/17-1917/18], Bo'ness [1920/21], Sunderland [1920/21], Portsmouth
[1920/21-1929/30]


William Watson

b Shotts, Lanarkshire
d Unknown

Positions – Goalkeeper
Known Career – Dykehead, East Stirlingshire [1895/96-1896/97], Falkirk [1897/98]


Patrick 'Wee' Wemyss

b 3rd October 1870, Falkirk, Stirlingshire
d Unknown

Positions – Right-Half, Right-Back
Known Career – Rumford Rovers, Grahamston Corinthians, East Stirlingshire [1891/92], Falkirk [1892/93-1894/95]


Gibson White

b Unknown
d Unknown

Positions – Right-Half
Known Career – Forth Rangers, Falkirk [1936/37-1937/38], East Stirlingshire [1938/39]


Edwin Young

b c1919
d 2nd December 1940, HMS Forfar, Atlantic Ocean

Positions – Outside-Left
Known Career – Kincardine Juniors, Falkirk [1938/39-1939/40], East Stirlingshire [1939/40]