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228th Machine Gun Company

Machine Gun Corps

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

Brigade attached to: 228th Brigade
Division attached to: 28th Division
Formed from the: Machine Gun Section of 2nd (Garrison) Bn. King's (Liverpool) Regiment
Machine Gun Section of 2nd/5th (Garrison) Bn. Durham Light Infantry
Machine Gun Section of 1st (Garrison) Bn. Seaforth Highlanders
Machine Gun Section of 22nd Bn. Rifle Brigade

The 228th M.G. Coy. was formed on 11 September 1917. It is likely to have been formed from the Machine Gun Sections of the listed infantry battalions.

As a unit of the 28th Infantry Division, it will have taken part in the following battles and engagements.
16 OctoberCapture of Bairakli and Kumli [XVI. Corps].

It remained as part of the 228th Bde., yet on 20 November 1917, it was renumbered 277th MG Coy.


  • Becke, 1934
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