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

The 9th Bn, MGC was formed on 1 March 1918.

Division attached to:9th (Scottish) Division
Formed from the:26th Machine Gun Company
27th Machine Gun Company
28th Machine Gun Company
197th Machine Gun Company

As a unit of the 9th (Scottish) Division, it will have taken part in the following battles and engagements.

1918
21 to 27 MarchFIRST BATTLES OF THE SOMME.
21 to 23 MarchBattle of St. Quentin [VII. Corps, Fifth Army].
24 and 25 MarchFirst Battle of Bapaume [VII. Corps, Third Army].
BATTLES OF THE LYS
10 and 11 AprilBattle of Messines [IX. Corps, Second Army].
13 to 15 AprilBattle of Bailleul [XXII. 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 (S. African Bde., under 49th Div.) [XXII. Corps, Second Army].
19 JulyCapture of Meteren [XV. Corps, Second Army].
THE ADVANCE TO VICTORY
18 AugustCapture of Hoegenacker Ridge [XV. Corps, Second Army].
THE FINAL ADVANCE IN FLANDERS
28 September to 2 OctoberBattle of Ypres [II. Corps, Second Army].
14 to 19 OctoberBattle of Courtrai [II. Corps, Second Army].
25 OctoberOoteghem [II. Corps, Second Army].

On the 26th and 27th October the 9th Division was relieved by the 31st Division, and the 9th Division then moved back to reorganise in billets in the Lys valley near Harlebeke. On the 5th November H.M. The King of the Belgians inspected the 9th Division on the ex-German aerodrome near Harlebeke. On the 10th the Divison moved into Harlebeke and Cuerne, and it was occupying the same billets when hostilities ceased at 11a.m. on the 11th November.

On the 12th November the Division was informed that it would advance to the Rhine. On the 14th the advance began, and on the 23rd and 24th November divisional headquarters occupied Mont St. Jean. On the 4th December the Division entered Germany and on the 13th the Rhine was crossed at Mulheim. The 9th Division then settled down in billets and was responslbe for the left divisional sector of the Cologne bridgehead.

In 1919 demobilisation began, and education and recreational trained were undertaken. On the 14th February the Division was warned that a Lowland Division would be formed from the 9th Division and the existing battalions would be replaced by battalions from other divisions. On the 22nd February the moves began; and on the 16th March 1919, the history of the 9th (Scottish) Division came to an end when the Division was re-named Lowland Division. During the Great War the 9th (Scottish) Division lost 52,055 killed, wounded, and missing.


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