A Machine Gun Company was attached to each Infantry Brigade and their subsequent Division.
|Brigade attached to:||45th Brigade|
|Division attached to:||15th (Scottish) Division|
|Formed from the:||Machine Gun Section of 13th Bn. Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)|
|Machine Gun Section of 7th Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers|
|Machine Gun Section of 6th Bn. Cameron Highlanders|
|Machine Gun Section of 11th Bn. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders|
The 45th M.G. Coy. was landed at le Havre on 09 February 1916 and joined the 45th Brigade on 12 February 1916. It may have absorbed machine gunners from the Machine Gun Sections of the listed infantry battalions.
As a unit of the 15th (Scottish) Infantry Division during this period, it may have taken part in the following battles and engagements.
|27 and 29 April||German Gas Attacks, Hulloch Front [I Corps, First Army].|
|11 May||The Kink [I Corps, First Army].|
|BATTLES OF THE SOMME|
|08 August to 03 September||Battle of Pozieres Ridge [III Corps, Fourth Army].|
|15 to 18 September||Battle of Flers-Courcelette [III Corps, Fourth Army].|
|15 September||Capture of Martinpuich.|
|09 to 18 October||Battle of the Transloy Ridges [III Corps, Fourth Army].|
|BATTLES OF ARRAS|
|09 to 11 April||First Battle of the Scarpe [VI Corps, Third Army].|
|23 and 24 April||Second Battle of the Scarpe [VI Corps, Third Army].|
|23 April||Capture of Guemappe.|
|BATTLES OF YPRES|
|31 July to 02 August||Battle of Pilckem Ridge [XIX Corps, Fifth Army].|
|17 and 18 August||Battle of Langemarck (46th Brigade) [XIX Corps, Fifth Army].|
|22 August||Fighting for Zevenkote [XIX Corps, Fifth Army].|