The 17th C.M.G. Coy. was originally a Brigade Machine Gun Company of the 5th Canadian Division.
However, this Division was broken up in England, prior to active service.
On March 25th, 1918, the Brigade Machine Gun Companies of the, now non-existent, 5th Division, arrived in France. They were used to relieve experience units sub-section at a time.
In June, 1918, it was disbanded and the troops absorbed by the 2nd Canadian Motor Machine Gun Brigade.
- Grafton, 1938
- Unit War Diaries