Heathcote George Hewitt

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Commander (retired) Heathcote George Hewitt, O.B.E, R.N. (9 March, 1883 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Thomas Hewitt, Barrister at Law was born in Walton and gained two months' time on passing out of Britannia.

Hewitt was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 September, 1904.

Hewitt qualified as an interpreter in German at some point.

Hewitt was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 September, 1912.


Hewitt was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 17 December, 1926 with rank of Commander.

World War II

A Court Martial on 23 April, 1942 found Hewitt guilty on three charges of theft, two charges of improperly ordering government stores to be landed and one change of landing provisions contrary to regulations. Three charges were not proved. He was sentenced to be dismissed from H.M.S. Sandhurst and to be severely reprimanded. In 1943, he was informed that there would be no employment for him in the Royal Navy.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Erskine A. Nicolson
Captain of H.M. T.B. 51
10 Jan, 1905 – 24 Jan, 1905
Succeeded by
Lindsay R. Venn
Preceded by
Hamilton J. B. Hall
Captain of H.M. T.B. 78
24 Jan, 1905[1] – 14 Mar, 1906
Succeeded by
Cyprian D. C. Bridge


  1. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 399.