On Friday 3 December 1915, the Western Times published a brief piece under the heading "Five Fremington brothers in the Army".
The five brothers were the sons of Charles and Emily West who were living on Fremington Hill at the time. Following in his father's footsteps, Charles was a stone mason. At one time, his mother (Elizabeth) had been the village schoolmistress and most of the family of Charles and Emily were named after their uncles and aunts - her children. It was a large family and at least two sisters and another brother have so far been traced. That 6th and youngest brother is mentioned briefly in the paper; he was Eli George West who, in 1915, was already a member of the Volunteer Training Corps at the age of 14.
The newspaper reproduction of the photographs of the serving brothers suffer badly from the technological limitations of the time and the poor quality of the paper they were originally printed on.