A Machine Gun Company was attached to each Infantry Brigade and their subsequent Division.

Brigade attached to:25th Brigade
Division attached to:8th Division
Formed from the Machine Gun Sections of:2nd Bn. The Lincolnshire Regiment
2nd Bn. The Royal Berkshire Regiment
2nd Bn. The Royal Irish Rifles
2nd Bn. The Rifle Brigade

The 25th Bde. M.G. Coy. was formed on 19 January 1916 from the Machine Gun Sections of the listed infantry battalions.

As a unit of the 8th Division, it will have taken part in the following battles and engagements.

1916
BATTLES OF THE SOMME
01 JulyBattle of Albert [III. Corps, Fourth Army].
23 to 30 OctoberAttack on le Tresnoy [XIV. Corps, Fourth Army].
1917
04 MarchBouchavesnes [XV. Corps, Fourth Army].
14 March to 05 AprilGerman Retreat to the Hindenburg Line [XV. Corps, Fourth Army].
BATTLES OF YPRES
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].
1918
FIRST BATTLES OF THE SOMME
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 23rd, 24th and 218th Machine Gun Companies to form No. 8 Battalion, Machine Gun Corps.


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