Edwards, Benjamin

Benjamin Edwards was born in Holywell, Flintshire during 1870.

The 1891 census tells us that the family at that time lived at the Carnarvon Castle Hotel, Raven Court; Holywell where the head of the family John Edwards aged 57 was employed as a Lead Miner.  His wife Sarah Edwards aged 56 was the Innkeeper and their son Benjamin Edwards aged 21 employed as a Collier.

The 1901 census shows that Sarah who was now a widow aged 66 was the Innkeeper of the Abbots Arms Hotel, Pen-y-Maes, Holywell.   Benjamin Edwards aged 30 was now employed as a General Labourer and younger brother Robert Edwards aged 18 a Locomotive Stoker.   At the time of the 1911 census the family were still living at the Abbots Arms Hotel, Pen-y-Maes, Holywell.

He is also remembered on the North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch, Deiniol Road, Bangor, Gwynedd, North Wales.

There is a Flintshire Roll of Honour card for Benjamin Edwards at the County Archives, Hawarden.

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