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.

1918
FIRST BATTLES OF THE SOMME
22 and 23 MarchBattle of St. Quentin [V. Corps, Third Army]
24 and 25 MarchFirst Battle of Bapaume [V. Corps, Third Army]
28 MarchBattle of Arras [V. Corps, Third Army]
THE ADVANCE TO VICTORY
SECOND BATTLES OF THE SOMME
21 to 23 AugustBattle of Albert [VI. Corps, Third Army]
24 AugustCapture of Mory Copse (99th Brigade)
25 AugustCapture of Behagnies amd Sapignies (5th Brigade)
03 SeptemberSecond Battle of Bapaume.
Assault of the Drocourt-Queant Line [VI. Corps, Third Army]
BATTLES OF THE HINDENBURG LINE
11 and 12 SeptemberBattle of Havrincourt [VI. Corps, Third Army]
27 September to 01 OctoberBattle of the Canal du Nord [VI. Corps, Third Army]
01 OctoberCapture of Mont sur l’Ouvre
08 OctoberBattle of Cambrai [VI. Corps, Third Army]
08 OctoberCapture of Forenville
THE FINAL ADVANCES IN PICARDY
23 to 25 OctoberBattle 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.


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