A Machine Gun Company was attached to each Infantry Brigade and their subsequent Division.
|Brigade attached to:||22nd Brigade|
|Division attached to:||7th Division|
|Formed from the Machine Gun Sections of:||2nd Bn. The Royal Warwickshire Regiment|
2nd Bn. The Royal Welch Fusiliers
20th Bn. The Manchester Regiment
At the time of the MG Coy formation, only three Infantry Battalions were in the Brigade.
As a unit of the 7th Division, it will have taken part in the following battles and engagements.
|BATTLES OF THE SOMME|
|01 to 05 July||Battle of Albert [XV. Corps, Fourth Army].|
|01 July||Capture of Mametz.|
|14 to 17 July||Battle of Bazentin Ridge [XV. Corps, Fourth Army].|
|20 July||Attack on High Wood[XV. Corps].|
|03 to 07 September||Battle of Guillemont [XV. Corps, Fourth Army].|
|11 to 15 January and 21 February to 05 March||Operations on the Ancre [V. Corps, Fifth Army].|
|14 March to 05 April||German Retreat to the Hindenburg Line [V. Corps, Fifth Army].|
|03 to 16 May||Battle of Bullecourt [V. Corps, Fifth Army].|
|BATTLES OF YPRES|
|01 to 03 October||Battle of Polygon Wood [X. Corps, Second Army].|
|04 October||Battle of Broodseinde [X. Corps, Second Army].|
|09 October||Battle of Poelcappelle [X. Corps, Second Army].|
On the 10th November the decision was warned that it would be moved to Italy. Entrainment began on the 17th November, and by the 28th detrainment was virtually completed in the neighbourhood of Legnano (on the Adige). The 7th Division then advanced to the Piave Front and became reserve to the XIV. Corps.
On the 19th January the 7th Division took over the right sector of the XIV. Corps front on the Piave, and remained in the line until, on the 23rd February, orders were received that the division was to return to France. On the 4th March the move to France was cancelled, and between the 22nd and 31st March the division took over the left divisional front of the XIV. Corps on the Asiago Plateau.