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 AprilGerman Retreat to the Hindenburg Line [XV. Corps, Fourth Army].
31 July and 01 AugustBattle of Pilckem Ridge [II. Corps, Fifth Army].
31 JulyAttack on Westhoek.
16 to 18 AugustBattle of Langemarck [II. Corps, Fifth Army].
02 DecemberAssault of Southern Redoubt, Passchedaele (25th Bde.) [VIII. Corps, Second Army].
23 MarchBattle of St. Quentin [XIX. Corps, Fifth Army].
24 and 25 MarchActions at the Somme Crossings [XIX. Corps, Fifth Army].
26 and 27 MarchBattle of Rosieres [XIX. Corps, Fifth Army].

On 20 April 1918, it was amalgamated with the 23rd24th and 25th Machine Gun Companies to form No. 8 Battalion, Machine Gun Corps.


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