In July 1911, the Khedive of Egypt, Abbas Hilmi II, sanctioned the issue of a new medal to replace the earlier 1897 edition. When he was deposed in 1914 and replaced by Sultan Hussein Kamil, the obverse was changed to reflect this fact. There were a total of 16 Bars attributable to this medal.
Zeraf 1913-14 – 18th December 1913 – 20th February 1914 – awarded to members of a patrol operating in the Zeraf Valley. Owing to the swampy nature of the country, it was difficult to gain and maintain contact with the elusive Gawaar Nuer and as such operations continued for several months. The Chief of the Nuer, Machar was never captured.
Mongalla 1915-16 – 1st January – 25th January 1915 and 17th February – 14th March 1916. In December 1915, it became necessary to undertake active operations in the Imatong and Lafite Mountains. A patrol made up of 3 companies of the Equatorial Battalion was joined by another Patrol of men of 9th Sudanese Infantry + some artillery (the former 3 batallions operating in the Imatongs and the latter in the Lafite Mountains).
Aliab Dinka – 8th November 1919 – 6th May 1920 – Awarded for service against the Aliab Dinka, Bor Dinka and Mandari tribes who had rebelled and attacked the post at Menkamon.
Nyala – 26th September 1921 – 20th January 1922 – In September 1921, Fiki Abdullabi El Suheina proclaimed himself the Prophet Isa and with a band of 5000 followers attacked the district HQ at Nyala. He was driven off and killed however the troubles continued for a further 4 months. Awarded to 40 mounted Infantry, 40 police and a few friendly locals for the defence of Nyala + members of a column of the West Yorkshire Reg’t which operated South of Nyala.