Ebrima Nyabaly Wiki – Bio
Ebrima Nyabaly,19, who joined the army when he was 17, he was found dead in his room at Tidworth Barracks on February 25. The family said his body was discovered around 9 p.m. m., but it wasn’t until dawn that the family received the devastating news.
His father, Malang Nyabally, who was working the night shift at the time, had to run back to his house when a police officer visited them around 2 am. Speaking for the first time from his home in Bestwood, Nottingham, Ebrima’s parents said they have yet to see the body of their beloved son. Describing the night of the tragedy that “ripped my family apart,” the 48-year-old father said: “I struggled to drive home that night.” It’s hard to put into words how I felt. He is now seeking more information from the army on the death of his son and claimed that Ebrima was placed on a ‘unit risk register’ the day before his death.
An army spokesman said: “It is with great sadness that we can confirm the death of a soldier in Tidworth on February 25, 2023. Our thoughts are with the soldier’s family and friends at this difficult time and we ask that their privacy be respected. A spokesman for the Wiltshire & Swindon Coroner’s Court confirmed that an inquest has been opened into Mr. Nyabally’s death.
Ebrima Nyabaly was 19 years old.
A 19-year-old soldier is found dead in his army barracks
Nyabaly, a British Army veteran, added: “I am absolutely heartbroken. He did not die in the war, he died in the barracks.” The tragedy hit him even harder as Ebrima, who was his eldest son, wanted to follow in his footsteps and serve in the army. Nyabaly added: “My family’s legacy is broken.”
He described his son as a “shy, generous and kind young man, who had his whole life ahead of him.” He moved to the UK from The Gambia when he was just six years old. “He was a promising young man,” added his father. Trying to hold back tears, Ebrima’s parents said they feel they have been “left in the dark.” His father said: ‘I’m so angry about everything. I wanted to see his body. I wanted to see the place where he did it. We want answers.
‘What hurts us the most is that we cannot see his face. We don’t know what we’re going to find. He was so proud of him. He was the one who would have carried on my legacy. Nyabaly said having to tell Ebrima’s three brothers the devastating news “was the worst thing I had to do.” “Everybody was crying,” he added. On the last day they spent together, Ebrima bought him take-out food. They loved him very much. He was very generous. He used to send us £100 every month. He was very affectionate. He had a very strong faith too. He has never been unhappy in the army. Ebrima loved life.