IRAQ

After his expulsion from Syria by the French in 1920,  Faisal ibn Hussein was made king of Iraq by the British and confirmed by means of a well-coordinated plebiscite on 23 August 1921, under British protection

.Wisam al-Rafidain / Order of the Two Rivers --

Named for the two great rivers of Iraq, the Tigris and Euphrates, this order is awarded for exceptional service to Iraq. It exists in both military and civil classes. Two distinct varieties of the badge exist, the pre-Revolutionary royal variety with central crown, and the Republican version, with the crown predictably replaced with the Republican eagle. There are two versions of the Republican badge, distinguished by different inscriptions, as detailed below. The civil version is suspended by a wreath, the military division by a wreath with crossed swords

 

 

William Gilbert ALLEN    Haileybury Batten 1907.3 - 1910.3

Order of Ali Rifidian 3rd class Civil (Iraq)

Colonel Sir Kinahan CORNWALLIS GCMG CBE DSO       Haileybury Trevelyan  1896.3 -1902.2

 He accompanied Fiesal to Iraq in 1921. Order of Rafidian 1st class. Awarded 1935

Order of King Faisal I -- Established: 1932. . Ribbon: Pale blue with broad reddish-brown edges.

 

Captain Charles Oliver Lloyd DEVENISH    Haileybury Hailey 1910.1 - 1914.2

 Iraq medal 2nd class King Fiesal's Medal. service in Iraq 1921 - 1927

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