46th Brigade Machine Gun Company

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

Brigade attached to:46th Brigade
Division attached to:15th (Scottish) Division
Formed from the Machine Gun Sections of:7th Bn. King’s Own Scottish Borderers
8th Bn. King’s Own Scottish Borderers
10th Bn. The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
12th Bn. Highland Light Infantry

The 46th M.G. Coy. was landed at le Havre on 09 February 1916 and joined the 46th Brigade on 11 February 1916. It may have absorbed machine gunners from the Machine Gun Sections of the listed infantry battalions.

As a unit of the 15th (Scottish) Division during this period, it may have taken part in the following battles and engagements.

27 and 29 AprilGerman Gas Attacks, Hulloch Front [I Corps, First Army].
11 MayThe Kink [I Corps, First Army].
08 August to 03 SeptemberBattle of Pozieres Ridge [III Corps, Fourth Army].
15 to 18 SeptemberBattle of Flers-Courcelette [III Corps, Fourth Army].
15 SeptemberCapture of Martinpuich.
09 to 18 OctoberBattle of the Transloy Ridges [III Corps, Fourth Army].
09 to 11 AprilFirst Battle of the Scarpe [VI Corps, Third Army].
23 and 24 AprilSecond Battle of the Scarpe [VI Corps, Third Army].
23 AprilCapture of Guemappe.
31 July to 02 AugustBattle of Pilckem Ridge [XIX Corps, Fifth Army].
17 and 18 AugustBattle of Langemarck (46th Brigade) [XIX Corps, Fifth Army].
22 AugustFighting for Zevenkote [XIX Corps, Fifth Army].

On 17 March 1918, it was amalgamated with the 44th, 45th, and 225th Machine Gun Companies to form No. 15 Battalion, Machine Gun Corps.


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