William Leslie Smith was the son of James Francis Smith; both were aldermen on Newtown Council.
Local government service
William Leslie Smith was an alderman on Newtown Council in 1908-31. He was elected in 1908 to replace his father James Francis Smith, representing Kingston Ward. He was the deputy mayor in 1920. He was mayor in 1927.
‘Alderman W J Smith’, Truth, 14 December 1913, p. 11 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article168751169