A Machine Gun Battalion of the Machine Gun Corps was attached to each Infantry Division and was formed of four MG Companies.
The 5th Bn, MGC was formed on 26 April 1918.
|Division attached to:||5th Division|
|Formed from the:||13th Machine Gun Company|
15th Machine Gun Company
95th Machine Gun Company
205th Machine Gun Company
As a unit of the 5th Infantry Division, it will have taken part in the following battles and engagements.
|28 June||La Becque.|
|THE ADVANCE TO VICTORY|
|SECOND BATTLES OF THE SOMME|
|21 to 23 August||Battle of Albert [IV. Corps, Third Army].|
|31 August to 03 September||Second Battle of Bapaume [IV. Corps, Third Army].|
|BATTLES OF THE HINDENBURG LINE|
|18 September||Battle of Epehy [IV. Corps, Third Army].|
|27 to 30 September||Battle of the Canal du Nord [IV. Corps, Third Army].|
|09 to 12 October||The Pursuit to the Selle [IV. Corps, Third Army].|
|THE FINAL ADVANCE IN PICARDY|
|17 to 23 October||Battle of the Selle [IV. Corps, Third Army].|
|05 to 10 November||The division gradually fought its way forward through the northern portion of the Forest of Mormal, crossed the Sambre (near Pont sur Sambre), and advanced across the Maubeuge-Avesnes Road on the 8th, and here it was relieved on the 10th November.|
On the 11th November, the 5th Division was in IV. Corps Reserve, near le Quesnoy, and on the 3rd December it was visited by H.M. the King. Between the 13th – 21st December the division moved into Belgium and was cantoned in the villages between Namur and Wavre, remaining in these billets until its demobilization began in February 1919.