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

Brigade attached to:2nd Brigade
Division attached to:1st Division
Formed from the Machine Gun Sections of:2nd Bn. The Royal Sussex Regiment
1st Bn. The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
1st Bn. The Northamptonshire Regiment
2nd Bn. The King’s Royal Rifle Corps

The 2nd Bde. M.G. Coy. was formed on the 26 January 1916 from the Machine Gun Sections of the listed infantry battalions.

As a unit of the 1st Division, it will have taken part in the following battles and engagements.

1916
BATTLES OF THE SOMME
14 to 17 JulyBattle of Bazentin Ridge [III Corps, Fourth Army]
23 to 26 JulyBattle of Pozieres Ridge [III Corps, Fourth Army]
15 August to 3 September
15 to 22 SeptemberBattle of Flers-Courcelette [III Corps, Fourth Army]
25 to 28 SeptemberBattle of Morval [III Corps, Fourth Army]
1917
14 to 21 MarchGerman Retreat to the Hindenburg Line [III Corps, Fourth Army]
21 June to 20 OctoberOperations on the Flanders Coast
10 JulyDefence of Nieuport [XV Corps, Fourth Army]
BATTLE OF YPRES
5 to 10 NovemberSecond Battle of Passchendaele [II Corps, Second Army]

On 28 February 1918, it was amalgamated with the 1st, 3rd and 216th Machine Gun Companies to form No. 1 Battalion, Machine Gun Corps.


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