Norah was born in 1896, her father was Reginald H (1889) a signalman and her mother was Sarah J (1866). They lived at 2 Castle Street, Whittington, she had five siblings Reginald (1889), Hilda M (1890), Ella (1892), Lena (1895) and Bertha (1899).
Norah was a probationary nurse. She joined the Shropshire VAD on 9/10/1918 and served until 19/2/1919. She worked at Ardmillan House Auxiliary Hospital and was paid expenses only; she worked 837 hours per year.