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[courtesy of  Lila Anne Stevens]

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 October.

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 Sergeant.

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.

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