Brigadier General Arthur Benison Hubback
*Served as Lieutenant Colonel while with 20th London
Arthur Benison Hubback CMG DSO FRIBA (13 April 1871 – 8 May 1948) was an English architect and soldier who designed several important buildings in British Malaya. He was active in sports, especially football and cricket. Hubback was promoted to brigadier general during his service in the British Army.
Hubback took charge in the Federated Malay States Volunteer Rifles Force (M.S.V.R.) in 1907. He was appointed as a major in the M.S.V.R. in 1910 and he was in command of F.M.S. Contingent to George V's coronation in 1911. He was then promoted as lieutenant colonel in the M.S.V.R. in 1912.
In 1914, at the start of World War I, he became a major in the 19th battalion, London (territorial) regiment. In 1915, he was the lieutenant colonel commanding the 20th London Regiment Territorial Force, 47th Division B.E.F. He served in France, fought on the Somme and was wounded. He became brigadier general of 2nd Infantry Brigade, 1st Division in 1916, and brigadier general commanding of the 63rd Infantry Brigade, 37th Division B.E.F. in 1918.
During the war he was mentioned in dispatches six times, and won the CMG and Distinguished Service Order. Following the war he continued in the military, commanding the 5th London infantry brigade of the territorial army from 1920 to 1924. He then retired, but attempted to rejoin at the outbreak of the Second world War and was turned down due to his age. He ran instead the Soldiers', Sailors' and Airmen's Family Association in Hertfordshire to look after the families of the armed forces.