Norman was working as a clerk in Parramatta when he joined the 4 Battalion in January 1915.
His family lived in Wigram Street Parramatta. He was diagnosed with an inflamed bladder on 9 June 1915 and discharged as unfit for service a year later on 2 January 1916. 

Peter Arfanis, Archivist & Geoff Barker, Research and Collection Services Coordinator, Parramatta Council, Heritage Centre, 2014