Ben was a farmer from Poddingfield, sworn to Lord Peasebury. He and his brothers were called off to war when Harris Baratheon rallied his banners.
Ben was saved from a painful death at the hands of Lannister soldiers by Alester Targaryen. From that moment onward he pledged to join Alester's cause, and became a member of the Burning Hand's Men.
Ben was killed by Lannister soldiers led by Arthur Swyft when the Burning Hand's Men were attacked at Oldstone.