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.
|21 to 27 March||FIRST BATTLES OF THE SOMME.|
|21 to 23 March||Battle of St. Quentin [VII. Corps, Fifth Army].|
|24 and 25 March||First Battle of Bapaume [VII. Corps, Third Army].|
|BATTLES OF THE LYS|
|10 and 11 April||Battle of Messines [IX. Corps, Second Army].|
|13 to 15 April||Battle of Bailleul [XXII. 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 (S. African Bde., under 49th Div.) [XXII. Corps, Second Army].|
|19 July||Capture of Meteren [XV. Corps, Second Army].|
|THE ADVANCE TO VICTORY|
|18 August||Capture of Hoegenacker Ridge [XV. Corps, Second Army].|
|THE FINAL ADVANCE IN FLANDERS|
|28 September to 2 October||Battle of Ypres [II. Corps, Second Army].|
|14 to 19 October||Battle of Courtrai [II. Corps, Second Army].|
|25 October||Ooteghem [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.