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

The 4th Bn, MGC was formed on 26 February 1918.

Division attached to:4th Division
Formed from the:10th Machine Gun Company
11th Machine Gun Company
12th Machine Gun Company
234th Machine Gun Company

As a unit of the 4th Division, it will have taken part in the following battles and engagements.

1918
FIRST BATTLES OF THE SOMME
28 MarchFirst Battle of Arras [XVII. Corps, Third Army]
BATTLES OF THE LYS
13 to 15 AprilBattle of Hazebrouck [I. Corps, First Army]. (Including Defence of Hinges Ridge).
18 AprilBattle of Bethune [I. Corps, First Army].
THE ADVANCE TO VICTORY
COLSPAN=2>SECOND BATTLES OF ARRAS
29 and 30 AugustBattle of the Scarpe [Cdn. Corps, First Army].
02 and 03 SeptemberBattle of the Drocourt-Queant Line [Cdn. Corps, First Army].
BATTLES OF THE HINDENBERG LINE
27 September to 01 OctoberBattle of the Canal du Nord [XXII. Corps, First Army].
THE FINAL ADVANCE IN PICARDY
17 to 25 OctoberBattle of the Selle [XXII. Corps, First Army].
01 and 02 NovemberBattle of Valenciennes [XXII. Corps, First Army].

On the 11th November the 4th Division, in XXII. Corps Reserve, was concentrated in the south-east of Valenciennes. The division did not proceed to the Rhine as part of the Army of Occupation, but it moved to Valenciennes, and here, on the 4th December, it was visited by H.M. the King. On the 6th January, 1919, the division moved to the Binche-la Louviere area, and demobilisation was carried out.


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