A Machine Gun Company was attached to each Infantry Brigade and their subsequent Division.
|Brigade attached to:||8th Brigade|
|Division attached to:||3rd Division|
|Formed from the Machine Gun Sections of:||2nd Bn. Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)|
7th Bn. King’s Shropshire Light Infantry
8th Bn. East Yorkshire Regiment
13th Bn. King’s (Liverpool) Regiment
The 8th Bde. M.G. Coy. was formed on 22 January 1916 from the Machine Gun Section of the listed infantry battalions; the 1st Bn, London Rifle Brigade may have contributed to this company; however, the Order of Battle (Becke, 1934a) is unclear on this point.
As a unit of the 3rd Division, it will have taken part in the following battles and engagements.
|27 March to 04 April||Capture of St. Eloi Craters [V. Corps, Second Army].|
|30 April||Second Attack on Bellewaarde [V. Corps, Second Army]|
|BATTLES OF THE SOMME|
|14 to 25 July||Battle of Bazentin Ridge [XIII. Corps, Fourth Army]|
|14 to 19 August||Battle of Delville Wood [XIII. Corps, until midnight 16/17 August, then XIV. Corps, Fourth Army]|
|13 to 18 November||Battle of the Ancre [V. Corps, Fifth Army]|
|BATTLES OF ARRAS|
|09 to 14 April||First Battle of the Scarpe [VI. Corps, Third Army].|
|23 and 24 April||Second Battle of the Scarpe [VI. Corps, Third Army].|
|28 and 29 April||Battle of Arleaux [VI. Corps, Third Army]|
|03 and 04 May||Third Battle of the Scarpe [VI. Corps, Third Army]|
|13 and 14 May||Capture of Rouex [VI. Corps, Third Army].|
|BATTLES OF YPRES|
|22 to 25 September||Battle of the Menin Road Ridge [V. Corps, Fifth Army]|
|25 to 30 September||Battle of Polygon Wood [V. Corps, Fifth Army, until 10 a.m., 28 September, then under II. ANZAZ Corps, Second Army].|