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

Brigade attached to:76th Brigade
Division attached to:3rd Division
Formed from the Machine Gun Sections of:2nd Bn. The Royal Suffolk Regiment
1st Bn. The Gordon Highlanders
8th Bn. The King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment
10th Bn. The Royal Welsh Fusiliers

The 76th Bde. M.G. Coy. was formed on 13 April 1916 from the Machine Gun Sections of the listed infantry battalions.

As a unit of the 6th Infantry Division, it will have taken part in the following battles and engagements.

1916
30 AprilSecond Attack on Bellewaarde [V. Corps, Second Army]
BATTLES OF THE SOMME
14 to 25 JulyBattle of Bazentin Ridge [XIII. Corps, Fourth Army]
14 to 19 AugustBattle of Delville Wood [XIII. Corps, until midnight 16/17 August, then XIV. Corps, Fourth Army]
13 to 18 NovemberBattle of the Ancre [V. Corps, Fifth Army]
1917
BATTLES OF ARRAS
09 to 14 AprilFirst Battle of the Scarpe [VI. Corps, Third Army].
23 and 24 AprilSecond Battle of the Scarpe [VI. Corps, Third Army].
28 and 29 AprilBattle of Arleaux [VI. Corps, Third Army]
03 and 04 MayThird Battle of the Scarpe [VI. Corps, Third Army]
13 and 14 MayCapture of Rouex [VI. Corps, Third Army].
BATTLES OF YPRES
22 to 25 SeptemberBattle of the Menin Road Ridge [V. Corps, Fifth Army]
25 to 30 SeptemberBattle of Polygon Wood [V. Corps, Fifth Army, until 10 a.m., 28 September, then under II. ANZAZ Corps, Second Army].

On 06 March 1918, it was amalgamated with the 8th9th and 233rd Machine Gun Companies to form No. 3 Battalion, Machine Gun Corps.

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