Grave markers for Aubra (aka Aubrey) W. Deavours in the
Mount Pleasant Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery, Perry county, Alabama.
Aubra enlisted in the Army at Birmingham, AL.
The specific date is unknown but may have been in the early 1930s.
In the 1940 Census, enumerated on 19 April 1940 Aubra was
listed as age 30 and living near Fort Benning at 2315 Garden Dr,
Muscogee, GA with his wife and son. His occupation was
shown as "Soldier, U.S. Army."
Captain Deavours was transferred to Company E, 508th
PIR from the 11th Replacement Depot on 9 August 1944. Upon arrival
he assumed command of the company.
On 14 October 1944 Capt Deavours was relieved of hid principal duty
as company commanding officer and given a temporary assignment with the
Reclassification Center Brittany Base. He rejoined Company E on 30
On 12 November 1944 Capt Deavors was transferred to the 10th
Replacement Depot and does not appear again on 508th PIR records.
In 1945 he resigned his commission but on 6 November 1945 he enlisted
in the reserves under a classification of "National Guard in Federal
Service, within 3 months of Discharge" and was given the grade of First
It would appear that he never regained his commission as the Select
Military Registers, Army, 1/1/1966, Volume II listed him as a retired
reservist with the highest grade held of Captain.