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> The Clincher, Who was he?
*N MacDonald*
post 4th Dec 2005, 09:33pm
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Who was the great Glasgow character, around the twenties, known as The Clincher?

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Luceo
post 4th Dec 2005, 10:15pm
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The Clincher was Alexander Petrie, the only man in Glasgow (he claimed) who was certified sane.

I am pretty sure that he has been mentioned on this board on at least one occasion but you can find more information on the Alexander Petrie on the link:

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*Ian Petrie*
post 9th Mar 2010, 02:01pm
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The Clincher was my Great Uncle and I have his Dox Medal in the house.
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*Adrian petrie*
post 29th Jul 2010, 01:17am
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QUOTE (Ian Petrie @ 9th Mar 2010, 03:11pm) *
The Clincher was my Great Uncle and I have his Dox Medal in the house.

Hi dad how's it goin?
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*Guest*
post 29th Jul 2010, 01:45am
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QUOTE (Ian Petrie @ 9th Mar 2010, 03:11pm) *
The Clincher was my Great Uncle and I have his Dox Medal in the house.

Hi dad how's it goin? Adrian.
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post 29th Sep 2010, 09:28am
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Hi, I noticed the entry re. The Clincher on this board and wanted to write to suggest that his family members contact the art gallery at the People's Palace, and ask to see a painting of him that they have there. It was done by my Uncle - Malcolm McLelland, and it shows The Clincher, complete with his certificate of sanity, and a caption explaining that he was the only man in Glasgow who could prove he was sane.

It is a terrific portrait and shows him as quite a handsome man wearing a very smart suit. (My Aunt told me that , due to his good looks, he used to be given a suit by one of the Glasgow tailoring shops, and in return, was asked to walk up and down outside the shop with a board advertising their suits, but I'm not sure of the accuracy of this.)

I hope that helps.

All the best,

Marion Harding
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*Cortes*
post 29th Nov 2017, 10:29pm
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Hi I saw this and did a search on “Alexander Wylie Petrie” and among the results was this from a Commonwealth War Graves site in ?Poland?

Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own), † 21/07/1918
Private Alexander Wylie Petrie Sedorski, 2758235, 1st Bn. (Royal Highland Regt.). Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), † 23/08/1942
Private George Shepherd, 4267594, 1st Bn. Gordon Highlanders, † 27/04/1943
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