neckbadge, ribbon and breast star
six-pointed silver star (diameter 58mm), with green leaved points. The star's central medallion shows two crossed Hijaz flags and Arabic inscription (translated as 'HIS SERVANT, EL-HUSSEIN BIN ALI'. The centrepiece is enclosed by a red/brown enamel band with the inscription, in gold, 'ORDER OF AL NAHDA' with the appropriate class and date 1334 (1917). The medal is suspended by a small Hijaz flag with a crown above. The ribbon (width 38mm) has a central red stripe flanked by green stripes, with a white edge stripe on the left hand side and black on the right.
For Colonel Joyce's biographical details see OMD 1115.
For history of the Order, see: The Order of Al Nahda of the Kingdom of Hijaz in the Journal of the Orders and Medals Research Society. March 2003.