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

Brigade attached to:27th Brigade
Division attached to:9th (Scottish) Division
Formed from the Machine Gun Sections of:11th Bn. The Royal Scots
12th Bn. The Royal Scots
6th Bn. The Royal Scots Fusiliers
10th Bn. The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

The 27th Bde. M.G. Coy. was formed on 23 December 1915 from the Machine Gun Sections of the listed infantry battalions.

As a unit of the 9th Division, it will have taken part in the following battles and engagements.

1916
BATTLES OF THE SOMME
01 to 13 JulyBattle of Albert (In Corps Reserve on 01 July) [XIII. Corps, Fourth Army]
03 JulyCapture of Bernafay Wood (27th Bde.)
14 JulyBattle of Bazentin Ridge [XIII Corps, Fourth Army].
15 to 19 JulyBattle of Delville Wood [XIII Corps, Fourth Army].
10 to 18 OctoberBattle of the Transloy Ridges [III Corps, Fourth Army]
12 to 18 OctoberAttacks on the Butte de Warlencourt.
1917
09 to 15 April and 30 April to 10 MayBATTLES OF ARRAS.
09 to 14 AprilFirst Battle of the Scarpe [XVII Corps, Third Army].
03 and 04 MayThird Battle of the Scarpe [XVII Corps, Third Army].
18 to 23 September and 11 to 25 OctoberBATTLES OF YPRES.
20 to 23 SeptemberBattle of the Menin Road Ridge [V Corps, Fifth Army].
12 OctoberFirst Battle of Passchendaele [XVIII Corps, Fifth Army].

On 01 March 1918, it was amalgamated with the 26th, 28th and 197th Machine Gun Companies to form No. 9 Battalion, Machine Gun Corps.


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