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

The 6th Bn, MGC was formed on 01 March 1918.

Division attached to:6th Division
Formed from the:16th Machine Gun Company
18th Machine Gun Company
71st Machine Gun Company
192nd Machine Gun Company

As a unit of the 6th Division, it will have taken part in the following battles and engagements.

1918
FIRST BATTLES OF THE SOMME
21 to 22 MarchBattle of St Quentin [IV. Corps, Third Army].
BATTLES OF THE LYS
13 to 15 AprilBattle of Bailleul (71st Bde.) [under 49th Div., IX. Corps, Second Army].
17 to 19 AprilFirst Battle of Kemmel Ridge [XXII. Corps, Second Army].
25 and 26 AprilSecond Battle of Kemmel Ridge [XXII. Corps, Second Army].
29 AprilBattle of the Scherpenberg [XXII. Corps, Second Army].
THE ADVANCE TO VICTORY
BATTLES OF THE HINDENBURG LINE
18 SeptemberBattle of Epehy [IX. Corps, Fourth Army].
29 and 30 SeptemberBattle of the St. Quentin Canal [IX. Corps, Fourth Army].
08 to 09 OctoberBattle of Cambrai [IX. Corps, Fourth Army].
THE FINAL ADVANCE IN PICARDY
17 and 20 to 25 OctoberBattle of the Selle [IX. Corps, Fourth Army].

On the 11th November the 6th Division (less the Artillery, left to cover the 32nd Division) was in IX. Corps Reserve, and was billeted in and around Bohain (south of le Cateau). Between the 14th and 18th November the 6th Division moved forward to Solre le Chateau (south-east of Maubeuge), where it assembled for the march to the Rhine. The advance began on the 18th November, the division crossed the German Frontier on the 13th December, and on the 23rd it reached its destination around Bruhl (between Cologne and Bonn) after a 220-mile march.


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