A Machine Gun Company of the Machine Gun Corps was attached to each Infantry Brigade and their subsequent Division. An additional Company was attached as a divisional reserve.
|Brigade attached to:||Divisional Reserve|
|Division attached to:||9th Division|
The 197th M.G. Coy. joined disembarked from Le Havre on 16 December 1916. It jointed the Division at Montenescourt on 19 December 1916.
As a unit of the 9th Infantry Division, it will have taken part in the following battles and engagements.
|09 to 15 April and 30 April to 10 May||BATTLES OF ARRAS.|
|09 to 14 April||First Battle of the Scarpe [XVII Corps, Third Army].|
|03 and 04 May||Third Battle of the Scarpe [XVII Corps, Third Army].|
|18 to 23 September and 11 to 25 October||BATTLES OF YPRES.|
|20 to 23 September||Battle of the Menin Road Ridge [V Corps, Fifth Army].|
|12 October||First Battle of Passchendaele [XVIII Corps, Fifth Army].|
On 01 March 1918, it was amalgamated with the 26th, 27th and 28th Machine Gun Companies to form No. 9 Battalion, Machine Gun Corps.