Graham Jelks was the boyfriend of Sandie Merrick in 1981. Graham was also a friend of Jackie Merrick and Fred Armstrong. Although unemployed, Graham was a keen mechanic. He and Fred were often at the centre of trouble, such as when they fought with Jackie over a loaded gun, and shot a bullet through the Home Farm Caravan window. Graham later joined the army and he returned to the village in October 1982 to see Jackie, and Jackie decided he wanted to join the army as well.