A Machine Gun Battalion of the Machine Gun Corps was attached to each Infantry Division and was formed of four MG Companies.

The 1st Bn, MGC was formed on the 28 February 1918.

Division attached to:1st Division
Formed from the:1st Machine Gun Company
2nd Machine Gun Company
3rd Machine Gun Company
216th Machine Gun Company

As a unit of the 1st Division, it will have taken part in the following battles and engagements.

1918
BATTLES OF THE LYS
9 to 11 AprilBattle of Estaires [I Corps, First Army]
15 AprilBattle of Hazebrouck (3rd Bde.) [under 55th Division, XI Corps, First Army]
18 and 19 AprilBattle of Bethune [I Corps, First Army]
THE ADVANCE TO VICTORY
SECOND BATTLES OF ARRAS
2 and 3 SeptemberBattle of the Drocourt-Queant Line [Cdn. Corps, First Army]
BATTLES OF THE HINDERBURG LINE
18 SeptemberBattle of Epehy [IX Corps, Fourth Army]
29 September to 2 OctoberBattle of the St. Quentin Canal [IX Corps, Fourth Army]
3 to 5 OctoberBattle of the Beaurevoir Line [IX Corps, Fourth Army]
THE FINAL ADVANCE IN PICARDY
17 to 25 OctoberBattle of the Selle [IX Corps, Fourth Army]
4 NovemberBattle of the Sambre [IX Corps, Fourth Army]
4 NovemberPassage of the Sambre-Oise Canal

On the 11th November the 1st Division was resting and training around Fresnoy le Grand and Wassigny. Ordered to the Rhine, the 1st Division began its advance on the 18th November, entered Germany on the 16th December, and on the 24th the division reached its destination, the vicinity of Bonn.


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