No. 7 Battalion, Machine Gun Corps

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

The 7th Bn, MGC was formed on 01 April 1918.

Division attached to:7th Division
Formed from the:20th Machine Gun Company
22nd Machine Gun Company
91st Machine Gun Company
220th Machine Gun Company

As a unit of the 7th Division, it will have taken part in the following battles and engagements.


On the 19th January the 7th Division took over the right sector of the XIV. Corps front on the Piave, and remained in the line until, on the 23rd February, orders were received that the division was to return to France. On the 4th March the move to France was cancelled, and between the 22nd and 31st March the division took over the left divisional front of the XIV. Corps on the Asiago Plateau. The division then took part in the following operations:-

15 and 16 JuneFighting on the Asiago Plateau [In Reserve, XIV. Corps].

On the 11th September the 7th Division was again warned to return to France in exchange with the 47th Division (2/London). The 7th Division was thereupon reduced to a 9-battalion basis; but, although the divisional advance parties left for France on the 24th September, the return was indefinitely postponed on the 30th; and, on the 19th October, the division took over the right of the XIV. Corps front on the Piave. The division then took part in:-

23 October to 04 NovemberPassage of the Piave [XIV. Corps, Tenth (Italian) Army].
23 to 26 OctoberCapture of the Grave di Papadopoli.
03 NovemberCrossing of the Tagliamento.

By 3.p.m., 4th November (Armistice with Austria), the 7th Division had pushed on beyond the Tagliamento and reached a line about one-third of the way to Udine. The division was withdrawn across the Tagliamento on the 6th and 7th, and then moved back to the neighbourhood of Vicenza where demobilization was carried out.