According to his attestation papers dated November 10, 1914 at Toronto, Norman Harlock was born on June 16, 1896 in Toronto. He listed his mother Mary Harlock, Mimico as his next of kin. He was a lithographer and had no previous military experience. He was 18 years and stood 5 feet 8 1/2 inches tall. He had blue eyes, medium dark hair and a fair complexion. He had a scar on his right arm just above the wrist and another scar over the left sacrum? He was a Methodist.
According to the 1911 census he was the son of Jim (James?) and Mary Harlock.
His brothers Walter and Albert also enlisted