Corporal Eric Carver served with his former Intelligence Officer, Capt Hamilton-Hill in North Africa on Operation Ringlet, which was an SOE operation producing sabotage and supply packages to be dropped into the Balkans.
He then went on to serve in SOE Force 136 in the Far East, earning the Military Medal, by this time as acting Warrant Officer Class II. The citation recorded how he parachuted into the central Karen region in Feb 1945. When his British Officer was wounded, he covered his withdrawal with a Bren Gun and then took over his duties. This included several demolitions charges. He was described as unfailing cheerful and his energy provided inspiration to all those with him.
After the war he returned to the family business, a chip shop in Ashby, Scunthorpe.
I.T.C Lincolns then Auxiliary Units from 9 Nov 1940 to 29 April 1943
SOE Assignment, Donald Hamilton-Hill
The National Archives HS9/275/6