A Machine Gun Company was attached to each Infantry Brigade and their subsequent Division.
|Brigade attached to:||8th Brigade|
|Division attached to:||3rd Division|
|Formed from the:||Machine Gun Section of 2nd Bn. Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)|
|Machine Gun Section of 7th Bn. King’s Shropshire Light Infantry|
|Machine Gun Section of 8th Bn. East Yorkshire Regiment|
|Machine Gun Section of 13th Bn. King’s (Liverpool) Regiment|
The 8th Bde. M.G. Coy. was formed on 22 January 1916 from the Machine Gun Section of the listed infantry battalions; the 1st Bn, London Rifle Brigade may have contributed to this company; however, the Order of Battle (Becke, 1934a) is unclear on this point.
As a unit of the 3rd Infantry Division, it will have taken part in the following battles and engagements.
|27 March to 04 April||Capture of St. Eloi Craters [V. Corps, Second Army].|
|30 April||Second Attack on Bellewaarde [V. Corps, Second Army]|
|BATTLES OF THE SOMME|
|14 to 25 July||Battle of Bazentin Ridge [XIII. Corps, Fourth Army]|
|14 to 19 August||Battle of Delville Wood [XIII. Corps, until midnight 16/17 August, then XIV. Corps, Fourth Army]|
|13 to 18 November||Battle of the Ancre [V. Corps, Fifth Army]|
|BATTLES OF ARRAS|
|09 to 14 April||First Battle of the Scarpe [VI. Corps, Third Army].|
|23 and 24 April||Second Battle of the Scarpe [VI. Corps, Third Army].|
|28 and 29 April||Battle of Arleaux [VI. Corps, Third Army]|
|03 and 04 May||Third Battle of the Scarpe [VI. Corps, Third Army]|
|13 and 14 May||Capture of Rouex [VI. Corps, Third Army].|
|BATTLES OF YPRES|
|22 to 25 September||Battle of the Menin Road Ridge [V. Corps, Fifth Army]|
|25 to 30 September||Battle of Polygon Wood [V. Corps, Fifth Army, until 10 a.m., 28 September, then under II. ANZAZ Corps, Second Army].|