Machine Gun Battalion (1918)

In 1918, the Machine Gun Companies of the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) were organised under divisional command, rather than brigade, and MG Battalions were formed to co-ordinate them. They were then provided with their own chain of command and under the co-ordination of the Divisional Machine Gun Officer.


For detail of the provisional establishement of stores for an MG Bn, including detail of equipment, weapons, personnel, horses, small arms ammunition and transport, please download the following excel spreadsheet:

The MG Bns were disbanded with the re-organisations of 1922 and the disbandment of the Machine Gun Corps and the reversion to Machine Gun Platoons within Infantry Battalions.