A Machine Gun Battalion of the Machine Gun Corps was attached to each Infantry Division and was formed of four MG Companies.
The 2nd Bn, MGC was formed on the 4 March 1918.
|Division attached to:||2nd Division|
|Formed from the:||5th Machine Gun Company|
6th Machine Gun Company
99th Machine Gun Company
242nd Machine Gun Company
As a unit of the 2nd Division, it will have taken part in the following battles and engagements.
|FIRST BATTLES OF THE SOMME|
|22 and 23 March||Battle of St. Quentin [V. Corps, Third Army]|
|24 and 25 March||First Battle of Bapaume [V. Corps, Third Army]|
|28 March||Battle of Arras [V. Corps, Third Army]|
|THE ADVANCE TO VICTORY|
|SECOND BATTLES OF THE SOMME|
|21 to 23 August||Battle of Albert [VI. Corps, Third Army]|
|24 August||Capture of Mory Copse (99th Brigade)|
|25 August||Capture of Behagnies amd Sapignies (5th Brigade)|
|03 September||Second Battle of Bapaume.|
Assault of the Drocourt-Queant Line [VI. Corps, Third Army]
|BATTLES OF THE HINDENBURG LINE|
|11 and 12 September||Battle of Havrincourt [VI. Corps, Third Army]|
|27 September to 01 October||Battle of the Canal du Nord [VI. Corps, Third Army]|
|01 October||Capture of Mont sur l’Ouvre|
|08 October||Battle of Cambrai [VI. Corps, Third Army]|
|08 October||Capture of Forenville|
|THE FINAL ADVANCES IN PICARDY|
|23 to 25 October||Battle of the Selle [VI. Corps, Third Army]|
On the 11th November the 2nd Division was in VI. Corps reserve, and was billeted north of le Quesnoy. Ordered to the Rhine, the division began its advance on the 18th November, entered Germany on the 9th December, and on the 27th December reached its destination between Duren and Cologne.