197th Machine Gun Company

A Machine Gun Company of the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) 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 MayBATTLES OF ARRAS.
09 to 14 AprilFirst Battle of the Scarpe [XVII Corps, Third Army].
03 and 04 MayThird Battle of the Scarpe [XVII Corps, Third Army].
18 to 23 September and 11 to 25 OctoberBATTLES OF YPRES.
20 to 23 SeptemberBattle of the Menin Road Ridge [V Corps, Fifth Army].
12 OctoberFirst Battle of Passchendaele [XVIII Corps, Fifth Army].

On 01 March 1918, it was amalgamated with the 26th27th and 28th Machine Gun Companies to form No. 9 Battalion, Machine Gun Corps.

MGC Database

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War Diaries

  • WO 95/1757/1 – December 1916 to February 1918 (France & Flanders).


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