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The Guards Machine Gun Battalion

1st Guards Brigade Machine Gun Company:

Guards MG Bn

A Machine Gun Company was attached to each Infantry Brigade and their subsequent Division.

The 1st Gds Bde MG Coy was formed between 01 September and 19 September, 1915.

Brigade attached to: 1st Guards Brigade
Division attached to: Guards Division
Formed from the: Machine Gun Section of 2nd Bn. The Grenadier Guards
Machine Gun Section of 2nd Bn. The Coldstream Guards
Machine Gun Section of 3rd Bn. The Coldstream Guards
Machine Gun Section of 1st Bn. The Irish Guards

The 1st Gds Bde MG Coy was amalgamated with the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th to form the 4th Bn, MG Guards on the 01 March 1918. On 10 May 1918, by authority of Royal Warrant, the Guards Machine Gun Regiment was formed and the designation of the 4th Bn became the 4th Bn, Guards MG Regt.

As a unit of the Guards Division, it will have taken part in the following battles and engagements.
1915
26 September to 08 OctoberBattle of Loos [XI. Corps, First Army].
16 to 19 OctoberHohenzollern Redoubt [XI. Corps, First Army].
1916
BATTLES OF THE SOMME
15 to 16 SeptemberBattle of Flers-Courcellete [XIV. Corps, Fourth Army].
20 to 22 September
25 to 28 SeptemberBattle of Morval [XIV. Corps, Fourth Army].
25 SeptemberCapture of Lesboeufs.
1917
14 to 24 MarchGerman Retreat to the Hindenburg Line [XIV. Corps, Fourth Army].
BATTLES OF YPRES
31 July to 02 AugustBattle of Pilckem Ridge [XIV. Corps, Fifth Army].
09 OctoberBattle of Poelcappelle [XIV. Corps, Fifth Army].
12 OctoberFirst Battle of Passchendaele [XIV. Corps, Fifth Army].
BATTLE OF CAMBRAI
24 to 28 NovemberCapture of Bourlon Wood [IV. Corps, Third Army].
30 November to 03 DecemberGerman Counter-Attacks [III. Corps, Third Army].
30 NovemberRecapture of Gouzeaucourt.


Sources

  • Becke, 1934
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