25th Brigade Machine Gun Company

A Machine Gun Company was attached to each Infantry Brigade and their subsequent Division.

Brigade attached to: 25th Brigade
Division attached to: 8th Division
Formed from the: Machine Gun Section of 2nd Bn. The Lincolnshire Regiment
Machine Gun Section of 2nd Bn. The Royal Berkshire Regiment
Machine Gun Section of 2nd Bn. The Royal Irish Rifles
Machine Gun Section of 2nd Bn. The Rifle Brigade

The 25th Bde. M.G. Coy. was formed on 19 January 1916 from the Machine Gun Sections of the listed infantry battalions.

On 20 April 1918, it was amalgamated with the 23rd, 24th and 218th Machine Gun Companies to form No. 8 Battalion, Machine Gun Corps.

As a unit of the 8th Infantry Division, it will have taken part in the following battles and engagements.

1916
BATTLES OF THE SOMME
01 July Battle of Albert [III. Corps, Fourth Army].
23 to 30 October Attack on le Tresnoy [XIV. Corps, Fourth Army].
1917
04 March Bouchavesnes [XV. Corps, Fourth Army].
14 March to 05 April German Retreat to the Hindenburg Line [XV. Corps, Fourth Army].
BATTLES OF YPRES
31 July and 01 August Battle of Pilckem Ridge [II. Corps, Fifth Army].
31 July Attack on Westhoek.
16 to 18 August Battle of Langemarck [II. Corps, Fifth Army].

02 December Assault of Southern Redoubt, Passchedaele (25th Bde.) [VIII. Corps, Second Army].
1918
FIRST BATTLES OF THE SOMME
23 March Battle of St. Quentin [XIX. Corps, Fifth Army].
24 and 25 March Actions at the Somme Crossings [XIX. Corps, Fifth Army].
26 and 27 March Battle of Rosieres [XIX. Corps, Fifth Army].

 


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