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76th Machine Gun Company


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

Brigade attached to: 76th Brigade
Division attached to: 3rd Division
Formed from the: Machine Gun Section of 2nd Bn. The Royal Suffolk Regiment
Machine Gun Section of 1st Bn. The Gordon Highlanders
Machine Gun Section of 8th Bn. The King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment
Machine Gun Section of 10th Bn. The Royal Welsh Fusiliers

The 76th Bde. M.G. Coy. was formed by the 13 April 1916. It was formed from the Machine Gun Sections of the listed infantry battalions.

On 06 March 1918, it was amalgamated with the 8th, 9th and 233rd Machine Gun Companies to form No. 3 Battalion, Machine Gun Corps.

As a unit of the 3rd Infantry Division, it will have taken part in the following battles and engagements.

30 AprilSecond Attack on Bellewaarde [V. Corps, Second Army]
14 to 25 JulyBattle of Bazentin Ridge [XIII. Corps, Fourth Army]
14 to 19 AugustBattle of Delville Wood [XIII. Corps, until midnight 16/17 August, then XIV. Corps, Fourth Army]
13 to 18 NovemberBattle of the Ancre [V. Corps, Fifth Army]
09 to 14 AprilFirst Battle of the Scarpe [VI. Corps, Third Army].
23 and 24 AprilSecond Battle of the Scarpe [VI. Corps, Third Army].
28 and 29 AprilBattle of Arleaux [VI. Corps, Third Army]
03 and 04 MayThird Battle of the Scarpe [VI. Corps, Third Army]
13 and 14 MayCapture of Rouex [VI. Corps, Third Army].
22 to 25 SeptemberBattle of the Menin Road Ridge [V. Corps, Fifth Army]
25 to 30 SeptemberBattle of Polygon Wood [V. Corps, Fifth Army, until 10 a.m., 28 September, then under II. ANZAZ Corps, Second Army].


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