A Machine Gun Company was attached to each Infantry Brigade and their subsequent Division.
|Brigade attached to:||36th Brigade|
|Division attached to:||12th (Eastern) Division|
|Formed from the:||Machine Gun Section of 8th Bn. Royal Fusiliers|
|Machine Gun Section of 9th Bn. Royal Fusiliers|
|Machine Gun Section of 7th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment|
|Machine Gun Section of 11th Bn. Middlesex Regiment|
The 36th Bde. M.G. Coy. was formed at Ham en Artois by 01 February 1916 from the Machine Gun Sections of the listed infantry battalions.
As a unit of the 12th (Eastern) Infantry Division during this period, it will have taken part in the following battles and engagements.
|02 to 18 March||Hohenzollern Craters [I Corps, First Army].|
|BATTLES OF THE SOMME|
|02 to 08 July||Battle of Albert [III Corps, Fourth Army, until 05 July; then X Corps, Reserve Army].|
|28 July to 13 August||Battle of Pozieres Ridge [II Corps, Reserve Army].|
|01 to 18 October||Battle of the Transloy Ridges [XV Corps, Fourth Army].|
|BATTLES OF ARRAS|
|09 to 12 April||First Battle of the Scarpe [VI Corps, Third Army].|
|28 and 29 April||Battle of Arleux [VI Corps, Third Army].|
|03 and 04 May||Third Battle of the Scarpe [VI Corps, Third Army].|
|12 May||Attack on Devil's Trench [VI Corps, Third Army]. (From 20 June to 25 October 1917, a period of eighteen weeks, the 12th Division held the line (east of Monchy) on an active front. (In VII Corps from 20 June to noon, 01 July; then in XVII Corps.).)|
|BATTLE OF CAMBRAI|
|20 and 21 November||The Tank Attack [III Corps, Third Army].|
|23 to 28 November||Capture of Bourlon Army [III Corps, Third Army].|
|30 November to 03 December||German Counter-Attacks [III Corps, Third Army].|
On 01 March 1918, it was amalgamated with the 35th, 37th, and 235th Machine Gun Companies to form No. 12 Battalion, Machine Gun Corps.