Ted Murray was born in 1937 in London. He was called up for his National Service in the 1950s. In 1956 he was in Suez.
When Ted was 19 he was drafted into National Service. Airlifted from Cyprus, he was sent to the deserts of Egypt. While there, Ted saw his friend Malcolm in trouble but, frozen by fear and unable to help, Malcolm was shot and killed. The next day the platoon captured an enemy combatant and Ted's NCO told him that, as Malcolm was his friend, he should execute the prisoner, which Ted did. He later became a TV repairman.