28th Brigade Machine Gun Company

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

Brigade attached to:28th Brigade (from formation until 05 May 1916); then South African Brigade
Division attached to:9th (Scottish) Division
Formed from the Machine Gun Sections of:6th Bn. The King’s Own Scottish Borderers
9th Bn. The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
10th Bn. The Highland Light Infantry
11th Bn. The Highland Light Infantry

The 28th Bde. M.G. Coy. was formed on 01 to 03 January 1916 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.

01 to 13 JulyBattle of Albert (In Corps Reserve on 01 July) [XIII. Corps, Fourth Army]
14 JulyBattle of Bazentin Ridge [XIII Corps, Fourth Army].
14 to 18 JulyAttack of Longueval (26th and S.A. Bdes)
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.
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, 27th and 197th Machine Gun Companies to form No. 9 Battalion, Machine Gun Corps.


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