I personally, have always dreamed of going to Stonehenge located at Salisbury Plains in the United Kingdom, as I am intrigued greatly by mythology. As luck would have it, I did actually get to see Stonehenge thanks to Mr. Wally Elliot, who so kindly picked me up from London's Heathrow Airport after a tiring 12 hours flight!
I ended up in a very nice and quaint village at about 7.00 pm UK time, and was introduced to LG, the Inn's owner, who happened to be a very nice man as well. They all knew why I was here and even though I was supposed to have a drink with Wally, I crashed out in my room, as I was very tired. This all happened on 18 August 2008.
The next day, I woke up with a start and realized it was only 4.00 am in the morning. My meeting with Yvonne, the daughter of Brig. Gen A. B. Hubback C.M.G., D.S.O., was not until 10.30 am! Yes, Yvonne is going to be 96 years old this coming October! Going outside and taking in my nasty habit, I waited patiently, anxious about our meeting. Luckily, before I crashed yesterday, LG told me that Breakfast was included in my room rate! Lovely! I was treated to a good sumptuous English Breakfast of Cereals, Toast, Sausages, Bacon, Eggs and my one of my favourites, grilled fresh button mushrooms! And all this was after about 4 hours of waiting!
After breakfast, I packed my bags and thinking to myself that I was looking like your average tourist, decided to try to find Yvonne's house in the village .... unfortunately I ended up on the main road and a public bus stopped for me without me flagging it down ... It was so embarrassing. Making my way back to the Inn, LG so kindly offered to take me to Yvonne's place but being the stubborn me, I looked at the Village Map and decided to try one more time!
Luckily, this time around, Yvonne was wondering where I was, and was just about to come and meet me. Thank goodness I actually sent her a picture of myself so she recognized me!
So who are The Hubback Brothers?
The most interesting discourse in my entire research, was that so far, there was no notes that came along suggesting Arthur and Theodore were brothers! I had my suspicions initially and this was confirmed when Yvonne told me about her Uncle. However, to be fair, the two bothers had actually contributed so much to Malaya, that many researchers would prefer to focus solely on the individual as opposed to 2 individuals. This is my only conclusion.
On behalf of @THSH, I am deeply in gratitude to Yvonne and her family, for welcoming me and sharing such wonderful stories, biographies, pictures and insights into their family. We, @THSH will work to our utmost in trying to materialize this goal.
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