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9th Machine Gun Company

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

Brigade attached to: 9th Brigade
Division attached to: 3rd Division
Formed from the: Machine Gun Section of 1st Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers
Machine Gun Section of 4th Bn. Royal Fusiliers
Machine Gun Section of 12th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment
Machine Gun Section of 1st Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers

The 9th Bde. M.G. Coy. was formed by the 08 February 1916 from the Machine Gun Sections of the listed infantry battalions.

On 06 March 1918, it was amalgamated with the 8th, 76th 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.

1916
27 March to 04 AprilCapture of St. Eloi Craters [V. Corps, Second Army].
30 AprilSecond Attack on Bellewaarde [V. Corps, Second Army]
BATTLES OF THE SOMME
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]
1917
BATTLES OF ARRAS
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].
BATTLES OF YPRES
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].

Sources

  • Becke, 1934
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