Wednesday, July 31 – 1940
The English Football Association to-day announced that following a joint commission of the FA and League into the affairs of Millwall F.C., Mr. Charles Hewitt, the Millwall manager, has been suspended for six months from August 1, 1940.
In his playing days, Mr. Hewitt was an inside-forward and later a goalkeeper of some ability. He assisted Liverpool, Swansea Town, and Cardiff City, and appeared in international trials.
He took over the managership of Chester when they were in the Cheshire league, and under his guidance the club cleared their ebts and quickly gained admission to the league.
In April 1936 Mr. Hewitt accepted the post of manager to Millwall on terms which gave him an entirely free hand. Next season Millwall made history by being the first Third Division club to reach the FA Cup semi-final. In addition, the club won promotion to the Second Division.
(Evening Telegraph, 31-07-1940)