Born on the 13th August 1878, Norman was a son of Mr John Patrick, D.L., Gledheather, Dunminning, a brother of Lieutenant Colonel John Patrick, D.L., and Mr Malcolm Patrick. He attended school at Russell College and was a graduate of Cambridge University and received his medical training at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. After service in London, he went to Glenavy, County Antrim, where he was the assistant to Dr J. Mussen. He later became a tuberculosis doctor for the county. Following his war service with the 110th Field Ambulance 36th Ulster Division, Captain Patrick first became a mental treatment inspector and then was appointed Chief Medical Officer.
When the Northern Government was formed his service as an inspector of the old Local Government Board in Ireland and his professional attainments were recognised by his appointment to the Ministry of Home Affairs, later he became Chief Medical Officer to Northern Ireland.
Outside of medicine he had many interests and was well known, honoured and respected in various circles, including the Masonic Order, of which he was a Prince Mason. His mother Lodge was 431, Ballymena where he was a P.M., and a P.K. He later joined Ulster Club Lodge No 10 and he was a member of the Royal Arch Chapter.
Norman married Nina Mary Adelaide Moore of Moore Lodge, Ballmoney, on the 17th August 1911 in Finvoy Parish Church, daughter of William Moore, who later became the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland. They had one daughter, Angela. Captain Patrick died on the 24th March 1937 and is laid to rest at Kells.