Cecil Charles Murison was born on 2 January 1874 in Murree, Punjab, India, and was educated at the Edinburgh extramural school. Later he took the certificate of the Royal Medico-Psychological Association, the D.P.H. of the Edinburgh Colleges in 1909, and the D.T.M. Liverpool and the F.R.C.S.Ed. in 1910.
Entering the Indian Medical Service in 1900, he became lieutenant-Colonel in 1910, colonel in 1917, and retired in 1931. He served in Somaliland in 1903/4; in the First World War, in France and Belgium in 1914/15, in Egypt and in Iraq in 1916, on the North-West Frontier of India in 1917/21 (Maksud campaign), and in the Marri expedition in 1918. Later he served as Assistant Director Medical Services (A.D.M.S.) and for a time as Deputy Director Medical Services (D.D.M.S.) in the Eastern Command, India.
He died at Wrington, Somerset, on 20 September 1942, aged 68. He had been a member of the British Medical Association for 42 years.