William Alfred Smith

Postal Employee

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Alexandria 1923 1934
  • Alexandria Town Hall in 1943 (Alexandria, 'the Birmingham of Australia': 75 years of progress, 1868-1943, published by Alexandria Municipal Council, 1943).

Family background

William Alfred John Smith was born 19 October 1883 at Waterloo, NSW, the son of Alfred Smith and Mary Jane Gregson. He married Elizabeth May Smith (1890-1968) on 8 March 1913 at Redfern, NSW, and they had two sons. William Smith died at Long Jetty, NSW on 22 July 1967, aged 83 years; he was cremated at Eastern Suburbs Crematorium. Smith lived at 51 Lawrence Street, Alexandria.

Occupation & interests

Smith was an alderman on Alexandria’s first Labor controlled Council elected in December 1928.

Local government service

William Smith was an alderman on Alexandria Council 1923-1934 representing the West Ward.


Municipal Elections’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 8 August 1923, p. 18, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/16086039


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