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

The 3rd Bn, MGC was formed on 6 March 1918.

Division attached to:2nd Division
Formed from the:8th Machine Gun Company
9th Machine Gun Company
76th Machine Gun Company
233rd Machine Gun Company

As a unit of the 3rd Division, it will have taken part in the following battles and engagements.

1918
FIRST BATTLES OF THE SOMME.
21 to 23 MarchBattle of St. Quentin [VI. Corps, Third Army].
24 and 25 MarchFirst Battle of Bapaume [VI. Corps, Third Army].
28 MarchBattle of Arras [VI. Corps, Third Army].
BATTLES OF THE LYS
09 to 11 AprilBattle of Estaires [I. Corps, First Army; transferred to XI. Corps on 11 April, less 9th Brigade attached to 55th Division (XI.), from night of 09/10 April to 15 April].
12 to 15 AprilBattle of Hazebrouck, including Defence of Hinges Ridge [I. Corps, First Army].
18 AprilBattle of Bethune [I. Corps, First Army].
THE ADVANCE TO VICTORY
SECOND BATTLES OF THE SOMME
21 to 23 AprilBattle of Albert [VI. Corps, Third Army].
31 August to 02 SeptemberSecond Battle of Bapaume [VI. Corps, Third Army].
BATTLES OF THE HINDENBERG LINE
27 September to 01 OctoberBattle of the Canal du Nord [VI. Corps, Third Army].
08 OctoberBattle of Cambrai [VI. Corps, Third Army]
THE FINAL ADVANCE IN PICARDY
23 to 25 OctoberBattle of the Selle [VI. Corps, Third Army]

On the 11th November the 3rd Division was in VI. Corps Reserve and was billeted in the le Quesnoy-Bavai area. Ordered to the Rhine, the division began its march on the 20th November, entered Germany on the 11th December, and on the 20th December reached its destination between Duren and Cologne.


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