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.