Was the son of Christopher and Louisa Strickland. Prior to enlistment he had been a motor mechanic and lived with his widowed mother at the Mount Melling. He was killed in action on 2nd August 1917 and is buried at MENDINGHAM MILITARY CEMETERY. From 1916 it was used as a casualty clearing station. It must be assumed that Norman died there of his wounds and or injuries. His name is honoured on the memorial in St Thomas’s church Melling. At the time of his death he was 40 years of age.