On 29 October 1942, Carver, then a private, participated in the defence of an Egyptian village located 30 miles south of El Alamein. Immediately after arriving in the village, Price orders both Allan and Carver to take over nearby machine gun emplacements.
Later, on 30 March 1943, he participates in the raid on Matmata in Tunisia. Now a sergeant, he rides into the village with Sergeant John Davis and Privates Boyle and MacGregor, they come under fire and the jeep crashes. With Boyle dead and their vehicle severely damaged, the team moves forward on foot. When they are stopped by a locked gate, Carver attempts to open the gate but is killed when a rocket fired from a panzerschreck detonates nearby.