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No. 11 Battery, MMG

Motor Machine Gun Corps

A Motor Machine Gun Battery was provided to some Divisions to provide additional mobile machine gun assets.

It served in England with the 11th (Northern) Division from 09 June 1915 until the Division embarked in June 1915, for Gallipoli.

It joined the 15th (Scottish) Division on 23 June 1915 at Chiseldon Camp. As a unit of the 15th (Scottish) Division, it may have taken part in the following battles and engagements.
1915
On the 3rd July 1915 the Division received the warning that it was to move to France; entrainment began on the 7th, and by the 13th the Division completed its concentration around Tilques (near St. Omer). On the 15th July the Division began moving south towards Bethune, and on the 17th July the Division joined IV Corps, First Army.
25 and 26 SeptemberBattle of Loos [IV Corps, First Army].
1916
27 and 29 AprilGerman Gas Attacks, Hulluch Front [I Corps, First Army].
11 MayThe Kink [I Corps, First Army].

On 22 July 1916, it was transferred to I Corps.

It was attached to the 1st Division for the proposed Belgian offensive between 19 July and 17 October 1917.

It was part of I.MMG. Bde. and was attached to the 9th (Scottish) Division from 08 October to 08 November 1918.

As a unit of the 9th (Scottish) Infantry Division, it will have taken part in the following battles and engagements.
1918
THE FINAL ADVANCE IN FLANDERS
14 to 19 OctoberBattle of Courtrai [II. Corps, Second Army].
25 OctoberOoteghem [II. Corps, Second Army].
On the 26th and 27th October the 9th Division was relieved by the 31st Division, and the 9th Division then moved back to reorganise in billets in the Lys valley near Harlebeke. On the 5th November H.M. The King of the Belgians inspected the 9th Division on the ex-German aerodrome near Harlebeke.


Sources

  • Becke, 1934
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