CHERRELL WAS BORN February 12th, 1938 in Melbourne. He began ice skating at Melbourne Glaciarium in 1943 at the age of 5, and won a gold medal at the 1958 Commonwealth Winter Games at St Moritz, Switzerland. At the World Championships in Colorado Springs, USA, Cherrell finished 17th and he placed 22nd at the 1958 World Championships in Paris, France.
In 1959, he was National Men's champion representing Victoria and National Dance champion with Shirley Taylor. Cherrell was Australian Men's Singles representative at the 1960 Olympics in Squaw Valley, placed 18th, and 17th at the World Championships in Vancouver, Canada. Life Member of Ice Skating Victoria for judging at a State and National level.
Ross Carpenter, 'Cherrell, William Claude (1938 - )', Legends of Australian Ice, Melbourne, Australia, http://icelegendsaustralia.com/bio-cherrell.html, accessed online .
'Australian Wins Skating Title', The Canberra Times, 1958