Sharif Hussein declared himself King of the kingdom of Hejaz on October 15th, 1918 following the successful revolt by the people of the Hejaz against the Turks. The colours represent :- UMAIYAD Caliphs of Damascus (white). ABBASID Caliphs of Baghdad (black). FATMID Caliphs of Egypt (green).& Hussein's own people: Dhawi Aun Sharifs of Mecca (red)
The Order Of Al Nahda of the Kingdom of the Hijaz (obverse of medal shown)
The Order of the Al Nahda (Renaissance) which was bestowed by King Hussain Bin Ali of the Hijaz upon British subjects for their services during the Great War when British troops freed the Kingdom from Turkish rule.
The highest class awarded was with Brilliants. There followed 4 other classes of diminishing importance.
FIRST CLASS WITH BRILLIANTS
Field Marshall Viscount Edmund Henry Hynman ALLENBY, GCB, GCMG. GCVO Haileybury Bartle Frere 1875.2 - 1878.2
Commander British Forces Middle East. Awarded 8 March 1920
Sir Arthur Henry McMahon, G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O., K.C.I.E., C.S.I. Haileybury Trevelyan 1876.2 -1878.3
British Commissioner. Middle East International Committee Peace Confrence 1919.
Colonel Sir Kinahan CORNWALLIS GCMG CBE DSO Haileybury Trevelyan 1896.3 -1902.2
Awarded 8 March 1920 Director of Arab Bureau 1916 - 1918.
Lieutenant General Sir Charles Alexander Campbell GODWIN KCB CMG DSO United Services College 1887.2 - 1890.3
Awarded 9 April 1920