The family of a teenage soldier found dead in military barracks said they have struggled to get closure as they are forced to wait for information about his death.
Ebrima Nyabally, who joined the Army when he was 17, was found dead in his room at the barracks in Tidworth on February 25.
The 19-year-old’s body was discovered at around 9pm but it was not until the early hours when his family were told he had died.
Ebrima joined the military in a bid to follow in his father’s footsteps. His father, Army veteran Malang Nyabally, had to rush home from a night shift when a police officer visited them at 2am to deliver the tragic news.
Speaking out for the first time from their home in Bestwood, Nottingham, Ebrima’s parents said they are yet to see the body of their eldest son.
Describing how the tragedy ‘tore his family apart’, Mr Nyabally said: ‘I am absolutely heartbroken. He did not die in the war, he died in the barracks.’
He is now seeking more information from the Army about his son’s death and claimed that Ebrima was put on a ‘unit risk register’ the day before he died.
Ebrima Nyabally, who joined the Army when he was 17, was found dead in his room at barracks in Tidworth on February 25
The grieving family said they are ‘struggling to get closure’ as they long for information about Ebrima’s death