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

Brigade attached to:57th Brigade
Division attached to:19th (Western) Division
Formed from the Machine Gun Sections of:10th Bn. The Royal Warwickshire Regiment
8th Bn. The Gloucestershire Regiment
10th Bn. The Worcestershire Regiment
8th Bn. The North Staffordshire Regiment

The 57th Bde. M.G. Coy. disembarked at Le Havre on 09 February 1916 and joined the Division on 14 February 1916. It is likely to have been formed from the Machine Gun Sections of the listed infantry battalions.

As a unit of the 19th (Western) Division, it will have taken part in the following battles and engagements.

1916
BATTLES OF THE SOMME
01 to 09 JulyBattle of Albert [III Corps, Fourth Army].
02 to 04 JulyCapture of la Boisselle.
20 to 22 JulyFighting for High Wood [III Corps, Fourth Army].
23 to 31 JulyBattle of Poizieres Ridge [III Corps, Fourth Army].
22 October to 11 NovemberBattle of the Ancre Heights [II Corps, Reserve Army, until 30/10; then Fifth Army].
13 to 18 NovemberBattle of the Ancre [II Corps, Fifth Army].
1917
07 to 14 JuneBattle of Messines [IX Corps, Second Army].
BATTLES OF YPRES
20 to 25 SeptemberBattle of Menin Road Ridge [IX Corps, Second Army].
26 September to 03 OctoberBattle of Polygon Wood [IX Corps, Second Army].
04 OctoberBattle of Broodseinde [IX Corps, Second Army].
09 OctoberBattle of Poelcappelle [IX Corps, Second Army].
12 OctoberFirst Battle of Passchendaele [IX Corps, Second Army].
26 October to 10 NovemberSecond Battle of Passchendaele [IX Corps, Second Army].

On 14 February 1918, it was amalgamated with the 56th, 58th and 246th Machine Gun Companies to form No. 19 Battalion, Machine Gun Corps.


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