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99th Machine Gun Company


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

Brigade attached to: 99th Brigade
Division attached to: 2nd Division
Formed from the: Machine Gun Section of 1st Bn. The Royal Berkshire Regiment
Machine Gun Section of 1st Bn. The King's Royal Rifle Corps
Machine Gun Section of 22nd Bn. The Royal Fusiliers
Machine Gun Section of 23rd Bn. The Royal Fusiliers

The 99th Bde. M.G. Coy. was formed in the UK, it landed it France on 26 April 1916 and joined on 28 April 1916. It was formed from the Machine Gun Sections of the listed infantry battalions.

On 28 February 1918, it was amalgamated with the 5th, 6th and 242nd Machine Gun Companies to form No. 2 Battalion, Machine Gun Corps.

As a unit of the 2nd Infantry Division, it will have taken part in the following battles and engagements.

25 July to 09 AugustBattle of Delville Wood [XIII. Corps, Fourth Army].
17 and 28 JulyCapture and consilidation of Delville Wood.
08 and 09 AugustAttack of Waterlot Farm - Guillemont.
13 to 16 NovemberBattle of the Ancre [V. Corps, Fifth Army].
11 January to 13 MarchOperations on the Ancre [II. Corps, Fifth Army].
17 and 18 FebruaryActions of Miraumont.
25 February to 02 MarchCapture of the Thilloys.
10 MarchCapture of Grevillers Trench (near Iries).
14 to 19 MarchGerman Retreat to the Hindenburg Line [II. Corps, Fifth Army].
12 to 14 AprilBattle of Vimy Ridge [XIII. Corps, First Army].
28 and 29 AprilBattle of Arleux [XIII. Corps, Fifth Army].
03 MayThird Battle of the Scarpe [XIII. Corps, Fifth Army].
27 and 28 NovemberCapture of Bourlon Wood [IV. Corps, Third Army].
30 November to 03 DecemberGerman Counter Attacks [IV. Corps, handed over on 1/12 to V. Corps, Third Army].


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