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