James Devereux was commissioned in 1925. On December 7th, 1941 he Commanded the First marine DefenceBattalion at Wake Island. After the fightings at Wake, he was taken Prisoner of War by the Japanese, where he tayed until the ending of the war.
After the Second World War he stayed in the U.S. Marine Corps until 1948. Later James Devereux served in the House of Representatives from Maryland, living in Ruxton, Maryland.
On August 5th, 1988 he passed away in Baltimore.
February 1925: 2nd Lieutenant;
?: 1st Lieutenant;
December 1935: Captain;
July 1923: Enlistment U.S. Marine Corps;
?: Norfolk, Philadelphia;
?: Marine Barracks, Quantico, Virginia;
?: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba;
1926: Mail Guard Detachment, New York;
?: Company Officer U.S. Marines, Nicaragua;
1927: U.S.S. Utah;
?: Commanding Officer Mounted Detachment, Legation Guard. Peking;
1933: Coast Artillery School Fort Monroe, Virginia;
? - 1936: Base Defense Weapons School Quantico;
?: Marine Detachment U.S.S. Utah;
1938: Marine Corps Base, San Diego, California;
?: 449 Marines, Wake Island;
December 23rd, 1941 POW;
? - September 1945: Japanese prison camp, Hokkaido Island;
?: Marine Corps Headquarters, Washington;
1945: Marine Corps Schools, Quantico, Virginia;
September 1946 - May 1947: Senior Course, Amphibious Warfare School, Quantico;
? - August 1st, 1948: First Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, California;
August 1st, 1948: Retirement;
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