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:||8th Division|
The 218th M.G. Coy. was formed on the 23 March 1917.
As a unit of the 8th Division, it will have taken part in the following battles and engagements.
|14 March to 05 April||German Retreat to the Hindenburg Line [XV. Corps, Fourth Army].|
|BATTLES OF YPRES|
|31 July and 01 August||Battle of Pilckem Ridge [II. Corps, Fifth Army].|
|31 July||Attack on Westhoek.|
|16 to 18 August||Battle of Langemarck [II. Corps, Fifth Army].|
|02 December||Assault of Southern Redoubt, Passchedaele (25th Bde.) [VIII. Corps, Second Army].|
|FIRST BATTLES OF THE SOMME|
|23 March||Battle of St. Quentin [XIX. Corps, Fifth Army].|
|24 and 25 March||Actions at the Somme Crossings [XIX. Corps, Fifth Army].|
|26 and 27 March||Battle of Rosieres [XIX. Corps, Fifth Army].|
On 20 April 1918, it was amalgamated with the 23rd, 24th and 25th Machine Gun Companies to form No. 8 Battalion, Machine Gun Corps.