January 16, 1873, Batheaston, Somerset, England.
June 13, 1940, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Woodlawn Cemetery, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Hewlett studied music as a child with several teachers in England, with A. S. Vogt at the Toronto College of Music, and Signor D’Auria and A. E. Fisher at the Toronto Conservatory. He received the gold medal upon graduating from the Toronto Conservatory, and won the Conservatory’s Blackstock gold medal for extemporization in 1894.
Hewlett served as organist at Carlton Street Methodist Church, Toronto; conductor of the London, Ontario, Vocal Society; accompanist of the Mendelssohn Choir of Toronto; organist and choirmaster of Dundas Centre Methodist Church in London; and secretary of the London chapter of the Associated Musicians of Ontario.