AKA Major A. W. Hewetson & Mr. Hewetson
Mr. Hewetson
Mdme. "Franck" and her husband, Mr. Hewetson),
who has made so many successful flights on the Continent,
and who met with an accident while flying at Beldon on
Monday. It will be remembered Mdme. Franck hoped to fly
the Channel on her Henry Farman recently, but the stormy
weather prevented her attempt.
from Flight/global archive - August 6, 1910

from Flight/global archive - June 11, 1913
Salisbury Plain.
     Bristol School.
-- Pixton test on Monday last week, Lieut. Hamilton, Lieut. Burns, Mr. Gipps, and Mr. Adams excellent solos. Mr. Delaplane, solo, practising landings. Pixton, with Lieut. Osmond, R.N., Pizey testing new school biplane, and with Lieut. Miley, R.N., and Air-Mechanic Pratt. Wind far too strong all day on Tuesday to permit of school work. On Wednesday, Pixton, after trial, with Lieut. Miley 12 flights), Lieut. Osmond (i flight), Lieut. Barnby (l flight), and Air-Mechanic Pratt (2 flights). Later, Pixton testing new school biplane, Pizey testing new Bristol sociable monoplane, and then with Lieut. Osmond, R.N., and Lieut. Barnby. Very lint solos by Lieut.-Col. Hamilton, Lieut. Adams and Mr. Hipp-., whilst Major Hewetson and Mr. Delaplane both taxying on single-seater monos. under the instruction of Pizey. High wind prevented further work.

from Flight/global archive - July 12, 1913
Salisbury Plain.
     Bristol School.
-- On Monday, last week, Busteed test tractor biplane. Pixton with Capt. Popovici and Lieut. Pascanu on biplane. Pizey monoplane tuition to Major Hewetson, and biplane tuition to Lieut. Beroinade. Excellent biplane solos by Lieut. Osmond, R.N. (three), Lieut. Miley, R.N. (three), Lieut.-Col. Hamilton (two), and Air-Mechanic Pratt (three). On monoplanes, Mr. Garnett, Capt. Popovici and Lieut. Beroinade one each, Lieut. Pascanu (two). Mr. Hewetson and Delaplane each good monoplane solos, and all practically ready for brevets. Pixton gave long tuition flight on Wednesday to Lieut. Stevenson with several landings. Pixton with Capl. Richy on biplane. Lieut. Stevenson first solo in excellent style. Lieut. Orton 3 solos on biplane, and later Lieut. Stevenson another solo. Pixton, on Thursday, gave a trip to Capt. Richy. Busteed with Lieut. Orton on monoplane. Lieut. Stevenson for a solo on biplane. On monoplanes, solos were made by Lieuts. l'aMajor Hewetson, Mr. Garnett, and Mr. Delaplane. Pizey solo on b ; plane. Pixton with passenger for a flight. Air-Mechanic Pratt went for the second half of his brevet, and passed excellently, making good banked turns. Lieut. Stevenson for two further solos on biplane. Busteed with Capt. Richy in the mono. Monoplane solos by the following pupils : Lieut. Pascanu, Lieut. Beroinade, Major Hewetson, Capt. Popovici, Mr. Garnett, and Mr. Delaplane. On Friday solos on monoplane by Capt. Popovici (two), Mr. Delaplane (one). Lieuts. Beroinade and Pascanu were sent for their brevets on a monoplane and passed succe-sfully. Capt. Richy was given a long tuition trip by P1zey, and afterwards this pupil made a solo. Lieuts. Beroinade and Pascanu and Capt. Popovici with Pizey on biplane for several trips. Busteed three trips on tandem monoplane, afterwards testing another machine. Capt. Popovici and Mr. Delaplane each for a solo. No flying possible after this. Busteed three tuition trips on Saturday to Capt. Richy, and Mr. Gamelt made a solo on same machine. Rather bumpy.

     If you search for "Alexander William Hewetson", using the Google search engine, (9-20-08), you will find just three links.
Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica
     On page 296 of this book, you will find a brief revue of his life from birth to 1903 when he was stationed in India with the 7th Field Battery R. A..
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  July 26, 1913  
The Fatal Accident on Salisbury Plain.
from Flight/global archive - July 26, 1913
      AT the inquest which was held at Bulford Camp Hospital on Wednesday of last week concerning the fatal accident to Major Hewetson earlier in the day, the evidence given by those who were observing the flight, which was being made to qualify for a pilot's certificate, led to the conclusion that the accident was caused by an error of judgment, the pilot attempting to make too sharp a turn. The Bristol monoplane had been flown by another pupil just previously, after which Major Hewetson had made a short trial trip before setting out on his test flight. He made one wide turn successfully, but in attempting a second turn banked too steeply, and the machine dived straight to the ground. Mr. Jullerot, in giving evidence, said he flew over the spot after the accident and found nothing wrong with the air. He was asked by the Coroner whether he did not think forty-four years of age—Major Hewetson's age—rather late in life to begin flying, and in reply he said he had come to the conclusion that it was not advisable for men of that age to take it up at all. Medical evidence was given showing that death was instantaneous. The Coroner, Mr. F. H. Trethowan, in summing up said that it was one of the sad accidents which marked the progress of aviation, but there was nothing in the case to suggest culpable negligence attaching to anyone. An experienced pilot had tried the machine after it had been overhauled, the weather was good for flying and the pilot was considered competent to fly the machine. A verdict of accidental death was returned.

Major Hewetson died in a crash on Wednesday, July 23, 1913
from Flight/global archive - July 26, 1913

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