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:5th Division

The 205th M.G. Coy. was formed on the 19 March 1917.

As a unit of the 5th Division, it will have taken part in the following battles and engagements.

1917
BATTLES OF ARRAS
09 to 14 AprilBattle of Vimy Ridge [Cdn. Corps, First Army].
23 AprilAttack on la Coulotte [Cdn. Corps, First Army].
03 and 04 MayThird Battle of the Scarpe [Cdn. Corps, First Army].
28 JuneCapture of Oppy Wood [XIII. Corps, First Army].
BATTLES OF YPRES
01 to 03 OctoberBattle of Polygon Wood [X. Corps, Second Army].
04 OctoberBattle of Broodseinde [X. Corps, Second Army].
09 OctoberBattle of Poelcappelle [X. Corps, Second Army].
26 October to 10 NovemberSecond Battle of Passchendaele [X. Corps, Second Army].

On the 23rd November the division was warned that it would be moved to Italy. Entrainment began on the 27th November, and concentration was completed by the 20th December to the east of the R. Brenta and not far from Padua. The division formed part of the XI. Corps.

1918

The 5th Division took over the line along the Piave on the 27th January, and held it until relieved on the 18th March. On the 24th, the division was warned that it would return to France. Entrainment began on the 1st April, and concentration was completed on the 9th April between Doullens and Frevent.

BATTLES OF THE LYS
12 to 15 AprilBattle of Hazebrouck, including Defence of Nieppe Forest [XI. Corps, First Army].

On 26 April 1918, it was amalgamated with the 13th15th and 95th Machine Gun Companies to form No. 5 Battalion, Machine Gun Corps.


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