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.
|FIRST BATTLES OF THE SOMME.|
|21 to 23 March||Battle of St. Quentin [VI. Corps, Third Army].|
|24 and 25 March||First Battle of Bapaume [VI. Corps, Third Army].|
|28 March||Battle of Arras [VI. Corps, Third Army].|
|BATTLES OF THE LYS|
|09 to 11 April||Battle 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 April||Battle of Hazebrouck, including Defence of Hinges Ridge [I. Corps, First Army].|
|18 April||Battle of Bethune [I. Corps, First Army].|
|THE ADVANCE TO VICTORY|
|SECOND BATTLES OF THE SOMME|
|21 to 23 April||Battle of Albert [VI. Corps, Third Army].|
|31 August to 02 September||Second Battle of Bapaume [VI. Corps, Third Army].|
|BATTLES OF THE HINDENBERG LINE|
|27 September to 01 October||Battle of the Canal du Nord [VI. Corps, Third Army].|
|08 October||Battle of Cambrai [VI. Corps, Third Army]|
|THE FINAL ADVANCE IN PICARDY|
|23 to 25 October||Battle 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.