Walter Verco

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The shield of Walter Verco

Sir Walter John George Verco, KCVO (1907–2001) was a long-serving officer of arms who served in many capacities at the College of Arms in London.


Walter John George Verco was born in London on 18 January 1907. He was educated at Tollington Park Central School.

In 1954 he was appointed Rouge Croix Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary. He was on the Earl Marshal's staff for the funeral of King George VI in 1952, the Queen's coronation in 1953, the funeral of Sir Winston Churchill in 1965 and the Investiture of the Prince of Wales in 1969. He was also appointed Earl Marshal's Secretary in 1961. In 1960, Verco was promoted to Chester Herald of Arms in Ordinary. He was promoted to Norroy and Ulster King of Arms in 1971.

Verco was also Honorary Genealogist to the Royal Victorian Order.[1]

Honours and appointments[edit]

Verco was appointed a member of the Royal Victorian Order in 1952. He was advanced to the degree of Commander of the same Order in 1970, and was made a Knight Commander in 1981.

Coats of Arms designed by Walter Verco[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The London Gazette no. 44581
  2. ^ Heraldry Gazette NS 62 (December 1996), 6.
Heraldic offices
Preceded by
John Walker
Rouge Croix Pursuivant
1954 – 1960
Succeeded by
Rodney Dennys
Preceded by
James Frere
Chester Herald
1960 – 1971
Succeeded by
Hubert Chesshyre
Preceded by
Richard Graham-Vivian
Norroy and Ulster King of Arms
1971 – 1980
Succeeded by
John Brooke-Little
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Charles St Clair, 17th Lord Sinclair
Honorary Genealogist to the Royal Victorian Order
1968 – 1987
Succeeded by
Hubert Chesshyre
Preceded by
Sir George Bellew
Secretary of the Order of the Garter
1974 – 1988
Succeeded by
Hubert Chesshyre