Soldiers Who Have Served

Name: Darren Wayne Bonner

Rank: Corporal

Regimental number: 25029000

Date of birth: 08/05/1976

Place of birth: Barking, Essex

Hometown: Peterborough

Date enlisted: 1993

Background: Darren was a keen supporter of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. He was a likeable character who would turn his hand to everything, even cutting his friends’ hair, claiming that he knew what he was doing as his mother was a hairdresser. 

Army career: Darren enlisted in Peterborough in 1993, and served with both The 1st and 2nd Battalions.

He completed operational tours in Bosnia, Sierra Leone, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan (twice).

While serving in Afghanistan he was awarded a Commendation from The US Army for saving soldiers in ambush.

Date of death: 28/05/2007 

Circumstances: Darren was killed in action, on duty with the Regiment in Afghanistan. 

Resting place: Enfield Crematorium