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.

1918
28 JuneLa Becque.
THE ADVANCE TO VICTORY
SECOND BATTLES OF THE SOMME
21 to 23 AugustBattle of Albert [IV. Corps, Third Army].
31 August to 03 SeptemberSecond Battle of Bapaume [IV. Corps, Third Army].
BATTLES OF THE HINDENBURG LINE
18 SeptemberBattle of Epehy [IV. Corps, Third Army].
27 to 30 SeptemberBattle of the Canal du Nord [IV. Corps, Third Army].
09 to 12 OctoberThe Pursuit to the Selle [IV. Corps, Third Army].
THE FINAL ADVANCE IN PICARDY
17 to 23 OctoberBattle of the Selle [IV. Corps, Third Army].
05 to 10 NovemberThe 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.


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