James Henderson Christian was the son of Barton Bart Christian and Maude Matilda Bailey. He was married to Sarah Ann Bailey on 10 October 1941 in Bristol, Washington County, Virginia.
Private First Class James H. Christian was assigned to the 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, The Big Red One.
He was involved in the North African Campaign and was killed in action on 6 May 1943. On 13 May 1943 all German forces in North Africa surrendered.
He was initially buried at II Corps Cemetery in Mateur, Tunisia. He was interred at G,9,7, North African American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia.
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of birth: 5 March 1915
- Date of death: 6 May 1943
- County: Washington
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
- Theater: North Africa
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Middle Panel
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