A Machine Gun Company was attached to each Infantry Brigade and their subsequent Division.
|Brigade attached to:||Divisional Reserve|
|Division attached to:||2nd Division|
The 242nd M.G. Coy. was formed on the 18 July 1917.
As a unit of the 2nd Division, it will have taken part in the following battles and engagements.
|BATTLE OF CAMBRAI|
|27 and 28 November||Capture of Bourlon Wood [IV. Corps, Third Army].|
|30 November to 03 December||German Counter Attacks [IV. Corps, handed over on 01 December to V. Corps, Third Army]|