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.
|BATTLES OF THE SOMME|
|14 to 17 July||Battle of Bazentin Ridge [III Corps, Fourth Army]|
|23 to 26 July||Battle of Pozieres Ridge [III Corps, Fourth Army]|
|15 August to 3 September|
|15 to 22 September||Battle of Flers-Courcelette [III Corps, Fourth Army]|
|25 to 28 September||Battle of Morval [III Corps, Fourth Army]|
|14 to 21 March||German Retreat to the Hindenburg Line [III Corps, Fourth Army]|
|21 June to 20 October||Operations on the Flanders Coast|
|10 July||Defence of Nieuport [XV Corps, Fourth Army]|
|BATTLE OF YPRES|
|5 to 10 November||Second 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.