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The Khedive's Sudan Medal was a campaign medal awarded by the Khedivate of Egypt for service in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. Established in 1911 by the Khedive, this medal replaced the earlier Khedive's Sudan Medal (1897) and was superseded by the Sudan Defence Force General Service Medal (1933).

Khedive's Sudan Medal
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Reverse of the medal as depicted on a cigarette card
Awarded by the Khedivate of Egypt
TypeCampaign medal
EligibilityEgyptian Army and seconded British officers
Campaign(s)Mahdist War
DescriptionAwarded in silver and bronze
Clasps16 in total
Last awarded1926
RelatedKhedive's Star
Queen's Sudan Medal
Khedive's Sudan Medal (1897)
Sudan General Service Medal (1933)
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Ribbon of the medal


Award criteriaEdit

The medal was awarded for minor operations in the Sudan to members of the Egyptian Army, including Sudanese battalions. Recipients included a number of British Army officers seconded to the Egyptian Army, although no complete British Army units took part. A number of members of the Royal Flying Corps received the medal with the Durfur 1916 and Fasher clasps, while about thirty members of the Royal Air Force received the Garjak Nuer clasp.[1]

The medal was issued in silver with clasps to combatants and without a clasp to non-combatants. Camp followers, such as porters and grooms, received the medal in bronze without a clasp.[1]


The medal is circular, 39 millimetres in diameter, and made of silver or bronze. The obverse bears the Arabic cypher of the Khedive, and the Hijri year of its establishment. The medal awarded in 1911 bears the cypher of Khedive Abba Hilmi, while that from 1918 shows the cypher of the Sultan Hussain Kamil. The reverse depicts a lion standing on a plinth bearing the word SUDAN with, behind, the sun rising above the flowing River Nile.[2]
The medal hangs from a bar suspension, the 32 millimetre wide watered ribbon being black with thin red and green stripes on each side.
It was issued unnamed.[3]


The medal was awarded with sixteen clasps[4] inscribed in both English and Arabic, the largest number issued with one medal being five.[1]

  • Atwot
  • Southern Kerdofan 1910
  • Sudan 1912
  • Mandal
  • Miri
  • Zeraf 1913-1914
  • Mongalla 1915-1916
  • Durfur 1916
  • Fasher
  • Lau-Nuer
  • Nyima 1917-1918
  • Atwot 1918
  • Aliab Dinka
  • Garjak Nuer
  • Nyala
  • Darpur 1921


  1. ^ a b c Joslin, Litherland and Simpkin. British Battles and Medals. pp. 224-225.
  2. ^ Captain H. Taprell Dorling. Ribbons and Medals. page 143. A.H.Baldwin & Sons, London. 1956.
  3. ^ Mussell, John (ed.). The Medal Yearbook 2015. Devon, UK: Token Publishing Ltd. p. 175. ISBN 9781908828163.
  4. ^ "Khedives Sudan Medal 1910 with clasps. WO 100/407". The National Archives. Retrieved 21 December 2018.

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