Eric Samuel Carver

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Corporal Eric Samuel Carver, M.M.
Life dates
22 Jan 1920 - 17 May 1981

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.

His SOE file is held at The National Archives reference HS9/275/6.

After the war he returned to the family business, a chip shop in Ashby, Scunthorpe. 

Unit or location Role Posted from until
South Lincolnshire Scout Section Scout Section Corporal 09 Nov 1940 05 May 1943
Force 136 SOE Agent 1944 1945
Operation Ringlet SOE Agent 01 Jun 1943 1943
Massingham Mission SOE Agent 05 May 1943 01 Jun 1943
The Lincolnshire Regiment
Military number
Commissioned or Enlisted
9 Nov 1940

Fish fryer


I.T.C Lincolns then Auxiliary Units from 9 Nov 1940 to 29 April 1943

Winster, Butterford Road, Ashby, near Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire
SOE Assignment, Donald Hamilton-Hill
The National Archives HS9/275/6