Norman Bark was the only son of Arthur Septimus Bark J.P. and Annie Louise Bark (nee Gorst). His parents were married in 1895 at Holy Trinity, South Shore, Blackpool, Lancashire.
 
Norman was born in 1896 – March quarter West Derby
 
1911 Census: 101 Sefton Road, Litherland
 
1901 Census: 5 Alexandra Mount, Litherland
 
He enlisted in the King’s Liverpool Regiment in August 1914. For further Biography see Litherland Digital
 
Probate of his Will was granted to his parents at London on the 22nd May 1919. His effects were valued at £233 7s 9d (approx £10,000 at current values.)
 
A report on his death appeared in the Bootle Times on the 11th October 1918 and in the Crosby Herald on the 12th October 1918 (see Litherland Digital). His photo appeared in the report and is reproduced here with the kind permission of the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo.
 
LITHERLAND COUNCILLOR'S BEREAVEMENT.
 
     Many friends will learn with great regret of the death in action on October 1st of Lieut. Norman Bark, R.A.F., the only son of Mr. and Mrs. A.S. Bark, of Stanley Cottage, Litherland.
     Lieut. Bark, who was 22 years of age, was educated at Merchant Taylors' School, Great Crosby, where he was not only a brilliant scholar, who showed great promise of becoming a fine speaker, but a splendid athlete. He played for the school football fifteen, and in 1913 won the open mile and open hurdle cups. He went to the front with the K.L.R. in February, 1915, and in the following August was given a commission in the King's Own Scottish Borderers. Later he was invalided home, but he was so keen on once again going to the front that he entered the Royal Air Force. Lieut. Bark was a member of a very old Liverpool family. His father, Mr. A.S. Bark, J.P., is the Chairman of the Waterloo Division Conservative Association, a member of the Litherland Council, and holds numerous public offices.
 

Bootle Times 11th October 1918