Eric Samuel Carver

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

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 prvided inspiration to all those with him.

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

Postings
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 05 May 1943 1943
Regiment
The Lincolnshire Regiment
Military number
4806899
Commissioned or Enlisted
9 Nov 1940
Occupation

Fish fryer

Career

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

Address
Winster, Butterford Road, Ashby, near Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire
References

http://ww2talk.com/forums/topic/51881-looking-for-an-mm-citation-awarde…
SOE Assignment, Donald Hamilton-Hill
The National Archives HS9/275/6