b. ? d. ?
DATE OF EM ACTION: 23/09/1924 Jamalpur, India.
Little is known about the life of Joseph John D’Santos other than that his father was named Joseph Clement D’Santos, and that he married Effie Magdalen Peters on 6th August 1909 in Calcutta.
On the 23rd September, 1924, while a cupola for melting pig iron was .being charged at the workshops of the East Indian Railway at Jamalpur a labourer named Ton overbalanced and fell head foremost into the cupola, D”Santos, who was working near by, immediately seized a rope and jumped ‘into the cupola in order to effect a rescue. He ‘found Ton unconscious and suffering from burns but succeeded in tying a .rope round him and then attempted to climb back. D’Santos was himself affected by the carbon monoxide fumes but other workers coming on the scene succeeded in drawing him out. He displayed great presence of mind in retaining his hold of the rope and this allowed of Ton being rescued. Both men were badly gassed and Ton expired shortly after his removal to a hospital. D’Santos showed great promptitude and his conduct was undoubtedly very courageous.
BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.