Nora was born in 1899 in Oswestry. Her father, an ironmonger, was called Arthur Eustace Lacon (b. 1871), and her mother was called Lily (b. 1872). Nora had three other siblings: Mary Eleanor Victoria (b. 1897), Helen Minnie (b. 1901) and William Norman (b. 1906). By 1911 the family is recorded as living at Ferrer’s road in Oswestry.
Nora joined the Shropshire 38 VAD alongside her sister, Mary Eleanor Victoria. Nora worked as a clerk at Park Hall Military Hospital from May 1917 until October 1918. Her pay was 25s 4d per week initially, but was increased to 30s 2d nearing the end of her service.
Following the end of the war, Nora travelled to Buenos Aries, Argentina via New York with her mother in 1925. She visited Japan in 1927, and worked briefly as a governess in 1928.
By 1930 Nora had met her future husband, Hubert Vivian Hanson (1906-1995), who was working as a cable and telegraph operator living in London. Hubert travelled to Gibraltar regularly and travelled to India with Nora.
Nora lived until she was 97 years of age, passing away in 1996.