Private Frank Charles Ebl

Pte. Ebl was born on July 15, 1925 in Evergreen, Alberta and was the eldest of five boys. He grew up learning about farming and working for his father on their 320 acres of land. At the age of 18, he enlisted in the military on March 16, 1944 in Calgary and completed his Basic Training at Camrose, Alberta. He then received two additional weeks Advanced Infantry training. Ebl requested a transfer to the Paratroops and was accepted to do so.

He completed his Parachute Course at the Canadian Parachute Training Centre in Shilo, Manitoba on October 18, 1944 and was taken on strength as part of the reinforcements. He was then sent to the UK to further his skills at Ringway and become part of the Training Company. Parker volunteered for the Pacific Theater on May 17, 1945 while in the UK, however he was not sent as the war was by then winding down. He officially discharged from the service on May 11, 1946.

Pte. Ebl's oversmock.
Pte. Ebl's message book.
Pte. Ebl on the far left.