Jesse appears only briefly in Chailey’s Parish Magazine and does not appear to have served. He is noted in January 1916 as having attested and appears again in the same list in March and April 1916.
Mick Pateman remembers Jesse King in later life: “He used to build the coffins and that. He had a carpenter’s shop on Chailey Green when I went to school. There was a carpenter’s shop, blacksmith’s shop, post office, butcher’s shop. Durrant’s had the butcher’s shop. The Post Office was in what they called the Reading Room. Beard’s shop was on the Green. There was a tailor there sitting up there cross-legged, sewing. Chailey Green was the centre, everything was there and that seemed to keep South and
North Chailey away [apart].”