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3rd Guards Brigade Machine Gun Company:

Guards MG Bn

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

The 3rd Gds Bde MG Coy was formed between 01 September and 19 September, 1915.

Brigade attached to: 3rd Guards Brigade
Division attached to: Guards Division
Formed from the: Machine Gun Section of 1st Bn. The Grenadier Guards
Machine Gun Section of 4th Bn. The Grenadier Guards
Machine Gun Section of 2nd Bn. The Scots Guards
Machine Gun Section of 1st Bn. The Welsh Guards

The 3rd Gds Bde MG Coy was amalgamated with the 1st, 2nd, 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.
26 September to 08 OctoberBattle of Loos [XI. Corps, First Army].
16 to 19 OctoberHohenzollern Redoubt [XI. Corps, First Army].
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.
14 to 24 MarchGerman Retreat to the Hindenburg Line [XIV. Corps, Fourth Army].
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].
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.


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