Bill Correll was the youngest son of Woodside sporting identity Robert Correll, who in 1876 won the first Great Eastern Steeplechase with a grey mare called Tormentor.
Bill played at Norwood under the captaincy of older brother Dick in 1897 and 1898. Bill was prominent in his first game, on 8 May 1896 when Norwood beat the Natives 2.4 to nil at Kensington Oval, and kicked two goals in his final season in 1898 - for once upstaging his more famous brother, who finished with one.
Bill captained the Woodside football team and was a keen cricketer, but dogs became his chief interest. An expert trainer of gun dogs and a competent judge, he was convenor of the dog section at the Woodside Show for many years. He was the inaugural secretary of the Onkaparinga Sheep Dog Field Trial Society and, at the time of his death at 64, secretary of the SA Sheep Dog Field Trial Association.
Bill was born at Woodside to Robert and Elizabeth (Savage) Correll on 8 August 1871. He married Pauline Wuttke in 1899 and they had two sons and four daughters. Grievously shocked by the loss of his younger son, Clem, in a tragic accident, Bill himself died less than a year later, in Adelaide on 28 December 1936.
The Advertiser columnist 'Vox' said: "Bill Correll was the living example of the helpful adage, 'Silent in speech, golden in silence'; a kindly soul who got the best out of life by doing good for others."
P Robins Jan 2019