In November, 1915, machine-gun sections were withdrawn from Infantry battalions overseas and formed into machine-gun companies, one of which was attached to each brigade. At the same time, a Machine-Gun Training Centre was formed at Grantham for the purposes of training and supplying reinforcements for machine-gun companies in the field, and raising new machine-gun companies. As these new companies were raised and trained they were sent to the various theatres, and the numbers of machine-gun companies in each division was increased to four. In March, 1918, it was decided to form these four companies into a machine-gun battalion and to attach one machine-gun battalion to each division. This reorganisation was carried into effect in France and Italy, and, with certain modifications, in Egypt, but not in the other theatres of war. The machine-gun battalion in Egypt had an establishment of a headquarters and three companies only.


Strength

The strength of the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) was recorded from February, 1916, until March, 1920, on a month-by-month basis.

At its peak, in October, 1918, it consisted of 5,852 officers and 114,910 other ranks – a total of 120,772 all ranks. A more detailed analysis is available on the MGC strength page.

The Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) comprised of Companies until they were formed into Battalions.


Companies

Prior to the formation of MG Battalions, a Machine Gun Company was attached to each Infantry Brigade and their subsequent Division.

  • 1st Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 1st Brigade, 1st Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 2nd Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 3rd Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, in France & Flanders and Afghanistan.
  • 4th Brigade Machine Gun Company, part of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force.
  • 5th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 5th Brigade, 2nd Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 6th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 6th Brigade, 2nd Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 7th Brigade Machine Gun Company, serving in France & Flanders.
  • 8th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 8th Brigade, 3rd Division, in France & Flanders and North Russia.
  • 9th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 9th Brigade, 3rd Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 10th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 10th Brigade, 4th Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 11th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 11th Brigade, 4th Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 12th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 12th Brigade, 4th Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 13th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 13th Brigade, 5th Division, in France & Flanders and Italy.
  • 14th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 14th Brigade, 5th Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 15th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 15th Brigade, 5th Division, in France & Flanders, Italy and Afghanistan.
  • 16th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 16th Brigade, 6th Division in France & Flanders
  • 17th Brigade Machine Gun Company, serving in Egypt and France & Flanders.
  • 18th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 18th Brigade, 6th Division in France & Flanders and part of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force.
  • 19th Brigade Machine Gun Company, serving in France & Flanders.
  • 20th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 20th Brigade, 7th Division, in France & Flanders and Italy
  • 21st Brigade Machine Gun Company, serving in France & Flanders
  • 22nd Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 22nd Brigade, 7th Division in France & Flanders, Italy and Afghanistan.
  • 23rd Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 23rd Brigade, 8th Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 24th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 24th Brigade, 8th Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 25th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 25th Brigade, 8th Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 26th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 26th Brigade, 9th Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 27th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 27th Brigade, 9th Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 28th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 28th Brigade, 9th Division, and South African Brigade, 9th Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 29th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 29th Brigade, 10th (Irish) Division, in Egypt, Salonika, and part of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force.
  • 30th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 30th Brigade, 10th (Irish) Division, in Egypt, Salonika and part of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force.
  • 31st Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 31st Brigade, 10th (Irish) Division, in Egypt, Salonika, and part of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force.
  • 32nd Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 32nd Brigade, 11th (Northern) Division, in Egypt and France & Flanders.
  • 33rd Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 33rd Brigade, 11th (Northern) Division, in Egypt and France & Flanders.
  • 34th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 34th Brigade, 11th (Northern) Division, in Egypt and France & Flanders.
  • 35th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 35th Brigade, 12th (Eastern) Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 36th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 36th Brigade, 12th (Eastern) Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 37th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 37th Brigade, 12th (Eastern) Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 38th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 38th Brigade, 13th (Western) Division, in Mesopotamia.
  • 39th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 39th Brigade, 13th (Western) Division, in Mesopotamia, Northern Persia, and South Russia.
  • 40th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 40th Brigade, 13th (Western) Division, in Mesopotamia.
  • 41st Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 41st Brigade, 14th (Light) Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 42nd Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 42nd Brigade, 14th (Light) Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 43rd Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 43rd Brigade, 14th (Light) Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 44th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 44th Brigade, 15th (Scottish) Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 45th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 45th Brigade, 15th (Scottish) Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 46th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 46th Brigade, 15th (Scottish) Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 47th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 47th Brigade, 16th (Irish) Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 48th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 48th Brigade, 16th (Irish) Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 49th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 49th Brigade, 16th (Irish) Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 50th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 50th Brigade, 17th (Northern) Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 51st Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 51st Brigade, 17th (Northern) Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 52nd Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 52nd Brigade, 17th (Northern) Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 53rd Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 53rd Brigade, 18th (Eastern) Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 54th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 54th Brigade, 18th (Eastern) Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 55th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 55th Brigade, 18th (Eastern) Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 56th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 56th Brigade, 19th (Western) Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 57th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 57th Brigade, 19th (Western) Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 58th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 58th Brigade, 19th (Western) Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 59th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 59th Brigade, 20th (Light) Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 60th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 60th Brigade, 20th (Light) Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 61st Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 61st Brigade, 20th (Light) Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 62nd Brigade Machine Gun Company, serving in France & Flanders.
  • 63rd Brigade Machine Gun Company, serving in France & Flanders.
  • 64th Brigade Machine Gun Company, serving in France & Flanders.
  • 65th Brigade Machine Gun Company, serving in Mesopotamia, Salonika, and the Army of the Black Sea.
  • 66th Brigade Machine Gun Company, serving in the Egyptian Expeditionary Force,  Mesopotamia, Salonika, and the Army of the Black Sea.
  • 67th Brigade Machine Gun Company, serving in the Egyptian Expeditionary Force,  Mesopotamia, Salonika, and the Army of the Black Sea.
  • 68th Brigade Machine Gun Company, serving in France & Flanders, and Italy.
  • 69th Brigade Machine Gun Company, serving in France & Flanders, and Italy.
  • 70th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 70th Brigade, 23rd Division, and 70th Brigade, 8th Division, in France & Flanders, then with 23rd Division in Italy.
  • 71st Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 71st Brigade, 6th Division, in France & Flanders, and in the Army of the Black Sea.
  • 72nd Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders, and in the Army of the Black Sea.
  • 73rd Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders, and in the Army of the Black Sea.
  • 74th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders, and in the Army of the Black Sea.
  • 75th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders, and in the Army of the Black Sea.
  • 76th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 76th Brigade, 3rd Division, in France & Flanders, and in the Army of the Black Sea.
  • 77th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, Mesopotamia, Salonika, and in the Army of the Black Sea.
  • 78th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, Mesopotamia, Salonika, and in the Army of the Black Sea.
  • 79th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, Mesopotamia, Salonika, and in the Army of the Black Sea.
  • 80th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 80th Brigade, 27th Division, in the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, Balkans, Salonika, and in the Army of the Black Sea.
  • 81st Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 81st Brigade, 27th Division, in the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, Balkans, Salonika, South Russia, and in the Army of the Black Sea.
  • 82nd Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 82nd Brigade, 27th Division, in the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, Salonika, and in the Army of the Black Sea.
  • 83rd Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 83rd Brigade, 28th Division, in the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, Salonika, and in the Army of the Black Sea.
  • 84th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 84th Brigade, 28th Division, in the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, Salonika, and in the Army of the Black Sea.
  • 85th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 85th Brigade, 28th Division, in the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, Salonika, and in the Army of the Black Sea.
  • 86th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 86th Brigade, 29th Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 87th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 87th Brigade, 29th Division, France & Flanders.
  • 88th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 89th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 90th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 91st Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 91st Brigade, 7th Division, in France & Flanders and Italy.
  • 92nd Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 93rd Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 94th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 95th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 95th Brigade, 5th Division, in France & Flanders and Italy.
  • 96th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 97th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 98th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 99th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to 99th Brigade, 2nd Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 100th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 101st Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 102nd Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 103rd Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 104th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 105th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 106th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 107th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 108th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 109th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 110th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 111th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 112th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 113th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 114th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 115th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 116th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 117th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 118th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 119th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 120th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 121st Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 122nd Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders, and Italy.
  • 123rd Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders, and Italy.
  • 124th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders, and Italy.
  • 125th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 125th Brigade, 42nd Division, in Egypt, and France & Flanders.
  • 126th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 126th Brigade, 42nd Division, in Egypt, and France & Flanders.
  • 127th Brigade Machine Gun Company, attached to the 127th Brigade, 42nd Division, in Egypt, and France & Flanders.
  • 128th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in Mesopotamia.
  • 129th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in Mesopotamia.
  • 130th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in Mesopotamia.
  • 131st Brigade Machine Gun Company, in Mesopotamia, and in the Egyptian Expeditionary Force.
  • 132nd Brigade Machine Gun Company, in Mesopotamia, and in the Egyptian Expeditionary Force.
  • 133rd Brigade Machine Gun Company, in Mesopotamia, and in the Egyptian Expeditionary Force.
  • 134th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in Mesopotamia, and in the Egyptian Expeditionary Force.
  • 135th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in Mesopotamia, and in the Egyptian Expeditionary Force.
  • 136th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in Mesopotamia, and in the Egyptian Expeditionary Force.
  • 137th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 138th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 139th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 140th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 141st Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 142nd Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 143rd Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders, and Italy.
  • 144th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders, and Italy.
  • 145th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders, and Italy.
  • 146th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 147th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 148th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 149th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 150th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 151st Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 152nd Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 153rd Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 154th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 155th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in Egypt, and France & Flanders.
  • 156th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in Egypt, and France & Flanders.
  • 157th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in Egypt, and France & Flanders.
  • 158th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in Egypt.
  • 159th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in Egypt.
  • 160th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in Egypt.
  • 161st Brigade Machine Gun Company, in Egypt.
  • 162nd Brigade Machine Gun Company, in Egypt.
  • 163rd Brigade Machine Gun Company, in Egypt.
  • 164th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 165th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 166th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 167th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 168th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 169th Brigade Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 170th Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 171st Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 172nd Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 173rd Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 174th Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 175th Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 176th Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 177th Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 178th Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 179th Machine Gun Company, in Salonika, and in the Egyptian Expeditionary Force.
  • 180th Machine Gun Company, in Salonika, and in the Egyptian Expeditionary Force.
  • 181st Machine Gun Company, in Salonika, and in the Egyptian Expeditionary Force.
  • 182nd Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 183rd Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 184th Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 185th Machine Gun Company, in Mesopotamia, and in the Egyptian Expeditionary Force.
  • 186th Machine Gun Company, in Salonika, and North Persia.
  • 187th Machine Gun Company, in Mesopotamia.
  • 188th Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 190th Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 191st Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 192nd Machine Gun Company, attached Divisional Reserve Company, 6th Division,  in France & Flanders.
  • 193rd Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 194th Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders, and Italy.
  • 195th Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 196th Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 197th Machine Gun Company, attached Divisional Reserve Company, 9th Division,  in France & Flanders.
  • 198th Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 199th Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders, and Italy.
  • 200th Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 201st Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders, and North Russia.
  • 202nd Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 203rd Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 204th Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 205th Machine Gun Company, attached Divisional Reserve Company, 5th Division,  in France & Flanders, and Italy.
  • 206th Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders, and India.
  • 207th Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders, and Mesopotamia.
  • 208th Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 209th Machine Gun Company, in Egyptian Expeditionary Force.
  • 210th Machine Gun Company, in Egyptian Expeditionary Force.
  • 211th Machine Gun Company, in Egyptian Expeditionary Force.
  • 212th Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 213th Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 214th Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 215th Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 216th Machine Gun Company, attached Divisional Reserve Company, 1st Division,  in France & Flanders, and Italy.
  • 217th Machine Gun Company, attached Divisional Reserve Company, 20th Division,  in France & Flanders.
  • 218th Machine Gun Company, attached Divisional Reserve Company, 8th Division,  in France & Flanders.
  • 219th Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 220th Machine Gun Company, attached Divisional Reserve Company, 20th Division,  in France & Flanders, and Italy.
  • 221st Machine Gun Company, in India.
  • 222nd Machine Gun Company, in India, and Afghanistan.
  • 223rd Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 224th Machine Gun Company, attached Divisional Reserve Company, 14th (Light) Division,  in the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, and France & Flanders.
  • 225th Machine Gun Company, attached Divisional Reserve Company, 15th (Scottish) Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 226th Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 227th Machine Gun Company, attached Divisional Reserve Company, 29th Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 228th Machine Gun Company, attached to the 228th Brigade, 28th Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 229th Machine Gun Company, in Egyptian Expeditionary Force.
  • 230th Machine Gun Company, in Egyptian Expeditionary Force.
  • 231st Machine Gun Company, in Egyptian Expeditionary Force.
  • 232nd Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 233rd Machine Gun Company, attached Divisional Reserve Company, 3rd Division. in France & Flanders.
  • 234th Machine Gun Company, attached Divisional Reserve Company, 4th Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 235th Machine Gun Company, attached Divisional Reserve Company, 12th (Eastern) Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 236th Machine Gun Company, attached Divisional Reserve Company, 17th (Northern) Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 237th Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 238th Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders, and Mesopotamia.
  • 239th Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders, and Mesopotamia.
  • 240th Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 241st Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 242nd Machine Gun Company, attached Divisional Reserve Company, 2nd Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 243rd Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 244th Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 245th Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 246th Machine Gun Company, attached Divisional Reserve Company, 19th (Western) Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 247th Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders, and Mesopotamia.
  • 248th Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 249th Machine Gun Company, attached Divisional Reserve Company, 14th (Light) Division, in France & Flanders, and Mesopotamia.
  • 250th Machine Gun Company, attached Divisional Reserve Company, 11th (Northern) Division, in France & Flanders
  • 251st Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders, and Italy.
  • 252nd Machine Gun Company, in North Russia.
  • 253rd Machine Gun Company, in South Russia.
  • 254th Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 255th Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 256th Machine Gun Company, in India, and Mesopotamia.
  • 257th Machine Gun Company, in India, and Mesopotamia.
  • 258th Machine Gun Company, in India, and Mesopotamia.
  • 259th Machine Gun Company, in East Africa.
  • 260th Machine Gun Company, in India, and Afghanistan.
  • 261st Machine Gun Company, in the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, and India.
  • 262nd Machine Gun Company, in the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, India, and France & Flanders.
  • 263rd Machine Gun Company, in India, and Afghanistan.
  • 264th Machine Gun Company, in India, in the Egyptian Expeditionary Force and in France & Flanders.
  • 265th Machine Gun Company in the Egyptian Expeditionary Force
  • 266th Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 267th Machine Gun Company, in France & Flanders.
  • 268th Machine Gun Company, attached Divisional Reserve Company, 42nd Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 269th Machine Gun Company, attached Divisional Reserve, 16th (Irish) Division, in France & Flanders.
  • 270th Machine Gun Company, in India, and Afghanistan.
  • 271st Machine Gun Company, in Mesopotamia, and in the Egyptian Expeditionary Force.
  • 272nd Machine Gun Company, in Mesopotamia.
  • 273rd Machine Gun Company, attached Divisional Reserve, 13th (Western) Division, in Mesopotamia.
  • 274th Machine Gun Company, in Mesopotamia.
  • 275th Machine Gun Company, in Mesopotamia.
  • 276th Machine Gun Company, in Mesopotamia.
  • 277th Machine Gun Company, attached 228th Brigade, 28th Division, in Salonika, Thrace, and in the Army of the Black Sea.
  • 278th Machine Gun Company.
  • 279th Machine Gun Company.
  • 280th Machine Gun Company, in North Russia
  • 281st Machine Gun Company, in India, and Afghanistan.
  • 282nd Machine Gun Company, in India.
  • 283rd Machine Gun Company, in India.
  • 284th Machine Gun Company, in India.
  • 285th Machine Gun Company, in India, and Afghanistan.
  • 286th Machine Gun Company, in India, and Afghanistan.
  • 287th Machine Gun Company, in India, and Afghanistan.
  • 288th Machine Gun Company, in India, and Afghanistan.
  • “Z” Company, attached 242nd Brigade, 28th Division, in South Russia.

Battalions

In 1918, the MG Companies were combined and formed into Machine Gun Battalions and directly attached to Infantry Divisions rather than Brigades.  The exact date of amalgamation depended upon the Division concerned and the theatre of operations – some companies did not become part of Battalions at all.

Machine Gun Battalions
Battalion Attached Unit Theatre
1st 1st Div. France & Flanders
2nd 2nd Div. France & Flanders
3rd (BEF) 3rd Div. France & Flanders
3rd (EEF) Egyptian Expeditionary Force
4th 4th Div. France & Flanders
5th 5th Div. France & Flanders
6th 6th Div. France & Flanders
7th 7th Div. France & Flanders
Egyptian Expeditionary Force
Italy
8th 8th Div. France & Flanders
North Russia
India
Iraq
9th 9th (Scottish) Div. France & Flanders
10th 10th (Irish) Div. Egyptian Expeditionary Force
11th 11th (Northern) Div. France & Flanders
12th 12th (Eastern) Div. France & Flanders
14th 14th (Light) Div. France & Flanders
15th 15th (Scottish) Div. France & Flanders
16th 16th (Irish) Div. France & Flanders
17th 17th (Northern) Div. France & Flanders
Iraq
18th 18th (Eastern) Div. France & Flanders
19th 19th (Western) Div. France & Flanders
20th 20th (Light) Div. France & Flanders
21st France & Flanders
23rd (BEF) France & Flanders
23rd (Italy) Italy
24th France & Flanders
25th France & Flanders
29th France & Flanders
30th France & Flanders
31st France & Flanders
32nd France & Flanders
33rd France & Flanders
34th France & Flanders
35th France & Flanders
36th France & Flanders
37th France & Flanders
38th France & Flanders
39th France & Flanders
40th France & Flanders
41st France & Flanders
42nd 42nd Div. France & Flanders
46th France & Flanders
47th France & Flanders
48th (BEF) France & Flanders
48th (Italy) Italy
49th France & Flanders
50th France & Flanders
51st France & Flanders
52nd France & Flanders
53rd Egyptian Expeditionary Force
54th Egyptian Expeditionary Force
55th France & Flanders
56th France & Flanders
57th France & Flanders
58th France & Flanders
61st France & Flanders
62nd France & Flanders
63rd France & Flanders
74th France & Flanders
75th Egyptian Expeditionary Force
100th France & Flanders
101st France & Flanders
102nd France & Flanders
103rd France & Flanders
‘F’ Battalion
104th Battalion
9th (Scottish) Div. France & Flanders
200th France & Flanders

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