The MGC Companies and Battalions of 1914-1918

This section of the Long, Long Trail will be helpful for anyone wishing to find out about the history of the units of the Machine Gun Corps.

Machine Gun Companies numbered 1-99

Unit Remarks
1st MG Company Formed in 1st Division, 26 January 1916. Moved into No 1 Bn, MGC 28 February 1918.
2nd MG Company Formed in 1st Division, 26 January 1916. Moved into No 1 Bn, MGC 28 February 1918.
3rd MG Company Formed in 1st Division, 26 January 1916. Moved into No 1 Bn, MGC 28 February 1918.
4th MG Company Former title 2nd Dismounted Brigade MGC, joined 74th Division 14 January 1917, and moved into 74 MG Bn 11 April 1918.
5th MG Company Joined 2nd Division, 1 January 1916. Moved into No 2 Bn, MGC 4 March 1918.
6th MG Company Joined 2nd Division, 4 January 1916. Moved into No 2 Bn, MGC 4 March 1918.
7th MG Company Joined 25th Division, 12 January 1916, at Ploegsteert. Moved into No 25 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
8th MG Company Joined 3rd Division, 22 January 1916. Moved into No 3 Bn, MGC 6 March 1918.
9th MG Company Joined 3rd Division, 8 February 1916. Moved into No 3 Bn, MGC 6 March 1918.
10th MG Company Joined 4th Division, 22 December 1915. Moved into No 4 Bn, MGC 26 February 1918.
11th MG Company Joined 4th Division, 23 December 1915. Moved into No 4 Bn, MGC 26 February 1918.
12th MG Company Joined 4th Division, 24 January 1916. Moved into No 4 Bn, MGC 26 February 1918.
13th MG Company Formed in 5th Division, 24 December 1915. Moved into No 5 Bn, MGC 26 April 1918.
14th MG Company Joined 32nd Division, by February 1917. Moved into No 32 Bn, MGC 21 February 1918. See also 95th MG Company.
15th MG Company Formed in 5th Division, 27 December 1915. Moved into No 5 Bn, MGC 26 April 1918.
16th MG Company Formed in 6th Division, February 1916. Moved into No 6 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
17th MG Company Formed in 24th Division, 17 January1916, at Poperinge. Moved into No 24 Bn, MGC 5 March 1918.
18th MG Company Formed in 6th Division, January 1916. Moved into No 6 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
19th MG Company Formed in 33rd Division, 24 February 1916. Moved into No 33 Bn, MGC 19 February 1918.
20th MG Company Formed in 7th Division, 14 February 1916. Moved into No 7 Bn, MGC 1 April 1918.
21st MG Company Formed in 30th Division , on 1-8 March 1916. Moved into No 30 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
22nd MG Company Formed in 7th Division, 14 April 1916. Moved into No 7 Bn, MGC 1 April 1918.
24th MG Company Formed in 23rd Division, by 17 February 1916. Moved to 8th Division.
26th MG Company Formed in 9th Division, 29 January1916. Moved into No 9 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
27th MG Company Formed in 9th Division, 23 December 1915. Moved into No 9 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
28th MG Company Formed in 9th Division, 3 January 1916. Transferred into South African Brigade, 6 May 1916. Moved into No 9 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
29th MG Company Formed in 10th Division, 10 May 1916. Moved into No 10 Bn, MGC 7 May 1918.
30th MG Company Formed in 10th Division, 10 May 1916. Moved into No 10 Bn, MGC 7 May 1918.
31st MG Company Formed in 10th Division, 11 May 1916. Moved into No 10 Bn, MGC 7 May 1918.
32nd MG Company Joined 11th Division, in Egypt, March 1916. Moved into No 11 Bn, MGC 28 February 1918.
33rd MG Company Joined 11th Division, in Egypt, 23 March 1916. Moved into No 11 Bn, MGC 28 February 1918.
34th MG Company Joined 11th Division, in Egypt, 1 March 1916. Moved into No 11 Bn, MGC 28 February 1918.
35th MG Company Formed in 12th Division , on 1 February 1916, at St Hilaire. Moved into No 12 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
36th MG Company Formed in 12th Division , on 1 February 1916, at Ham en Artois. Moved into No 12 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
37th MG Company Formed in 12th Division , by 4 February 1916. Moved into No 12 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
41st MG Company Joined 14th Division, 15 February 1916, at Winnezeele. Moved into No 14 Bn, MGC March 1918.
42nd MG Company Joined 14th Division, 24 February 1916. Moved into No 14 Bn, MGC March 1918.
43rd MG Company Joined 14th Division, 16 February 1916, at Houtkerque. Moved into No 14 Bn, MGC March 1918.
44th MG Company Joined 15th Division, 12 February 1916. Attached to 175th Brigade, 58th Division, from 23 February to 22 March 1917.Moved into No 15 Bn, MGC 17 March 1918.
45th MG Company Joined 15th Division, 12 February 1916. Moved into No 15 Bn, MGC 17 March 1918.
46th MG Company Joined 15th Division, 11 February 1916. Moved into No 15 Bn, MGC 17 March 1918.
47th MG Company Joined 16th Division, 28 April 1916. Moved into No 16 Bn, MGC 9 March 1918. This Bn was broken up on 8 May 1918 and troops transferred to infantry.
48th MG Company Joined 16th Division, 28 April 1916. Moved into No 16 Bn, MGC 9 March 1918. This Bn was broken up on 8 May 1918 and troops transferred to infantry.
49th MG Company Joined 16th Division, 29 April 1916. Moved into No 16 Bn, MGC 9 March 1918. This Bn was broken up on 8 May 1918 and troops transferred to infantry.
50th MG Company Moved to France and joined 17th Division, 17 February 1916 at Reninghelst. Moved into No 17 Bn, MGC 24 February 1918.
51st MG Company Moved to France and joined 17th Division, 17 February 1916 at Reninghelst. Moved into No 17 Bn, MGC 24 February 1918.
52nd MG Company Moved to France and joined 17th Division, 17 February 1916 at Reninghelst. Moved into No 17 Bn, MGC 24 February 1918.
53rd MG Company Formed Grantham. Moved to France and joined 18th Division, 13 February 1916 at Ribemont. Moved into No 18 Bn, MGC 16 February 1918.
54th MG Company Formed Grantham. Moved to France and joined 18th Division, 13 February 1916 at Ribemont. Moved into No 18 Bn, MGC 16 February 1918.
55th MG Company Formed Grantham. Moved to France and joined 18th Division, 13 February 1916 at Ribemont. Moved into No 18 Bn, MGC 16 February 1918.
56th MG Company Formed Grantham. Moved to France and joined 19th Division, 14 February 1916. Moved into No 19 Bn, MGC 14 February 1918.
57th MG Company Formed Grantham. Moved to France and joined 19th Division, 14 February 1916. Moved into No 19 Bn, MGC 14 February 1918.
58th MG Company Formed Grantham. Moved to France and joined 19th Division, 14 February 1916. Moved into No 19 Bn, MGC 14 February 1918.
59th MG Company Formed Grantham. Moved to France and joined 20th Division, 3 March 1916. Moved into No 20 Bn, MGC 15 March 1918.
60th MG Company Formed Grantham. Moved to France and joined 20th Division, 3 March 1916. Moved into No 20 Bn, MGC 15 March 1918.
61st MG Company Formed Grantham. Moved to France and joined 20th Division, 3 March 1916. Moved into No 20 Bn, MGC 15 March 1918.
62nd MG Company Formed Grantham. Moved to France and joined 21st Division, 4 March 1916, at Armentieres. Moved into No 21 Bn, MGC 24 February 1918.
63rd MG Company Formed Grantham. Moved to France and joined 21st Division, 4 March 1916, at Armentieres. Joined 37th Division with Brigade, 8 July 1916. Moved into No 37 Bn, MGC 4 March 1918.
64th MG Company Formed Grantham. Moved to France and joined 21st Division, 4 March 1916, at Armentieres. Moved into No 21 Bn, MGC 24 February 1918. > War Diary
65th MG Company Formed Grantham. Embarked Devonport 5 July 1916 for Salonika, and joined 22nd Division, 14 July 1916.
66th MG Company Formed Grantham. Embarked Devonport 5 July 1916 for Salonika, and joined 22nd Division, 14 July 1916.
67th MG Company Formed Grantham. Embarked Devonport 5 July 1916 for Salonika, and joined 22nd Division, 14 July 1916.
68th MG Company Formed Grantham and joined 23rd Division, 4 March 1916. Moved into No 23 Bn, MGC 1 April 1918.
69th MG Company Formed Grantham and joined 23rd Division, 4 March 1916. Moved into No 23 Bn, MGC 1 April 1918.
70th MG Company Formed Grantham and joined 8th Division. Moved to 23rd Division, July 1916. Moved into No 23 Bn, MGC 1 April 1918.
71st MG Company Joined 6th Division, 4 March 1916. Moved into No 6 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
72nd MG Company Joined 24th Division, 14 March 1916, at Ouderdom. Moved into No 24 Bn, MGC 5 March 1918.
73rd MG Company Joined 24th Division, 14 March 1916, at Ouderdom. Moved into No 24 Bn, MGC 5 March 1918.
74th MG Company Joined 25th Division, 17 March 1916, at Chelers. Moved into No 25 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
75th MG Company Joined 25th Division, 15 March 1916, at Grossart. Moved into No 25 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
76th MG Company Joined 3rd Division, 13 April 1916. Moved into No 3 Bn, MGC 6 March 1918.
80th MG Company Formed in 27th Division, 16 May 1916.
81st MG Company Formed in 27th Division, 16 May 1916.
82nd MG Company Formed in 27th Division, 16 May 1916.
83rd MG Company Formed in 28th Division, 21 May 1916.
84th MG Company Formed in 28th Division, 18 May 1916.
85th MG Company Formed in 28th Division, 18 May 1916.
86th MG Company Joined 29th Division, 26 February 1916, at El Kubri, Egypt. Moved into No 29 Bn, MGC 15 February 1918.
87th MG Company Joined 29th Division, 16 February 1916, at Suez, Egypt. Moved into No 29 Bn, MGC 15 February 1918.
88th MG Company Joined 29th Division, 21 February 1916, at Suez, Egypt. Moved into No 29 Bn, MGC 15 February 1918.
89th MG Company Formed in Grantham, moved to France and joined 30th Division , at Sailly Laurette on 13 March 1916. Moved into No 30 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
90th MG Company Formed in Grantham, moved to France and joined 30th Division , at Bray on 13 March 1916. Moved into No 30 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
91st MG Company Formed in England and joined 7th Division, 14 March 1916. Moved into No 7 Bn, MGC 1 April 1918.
92nd MG Company Formed in Grantham, moved to France and joined 31st Division, 20 May 1916. Moved into No 31 Bn, MGC 21 February 1918.
93rd MG Company Formed in Grantham, moved to France and joined 31st Division, 20 May 1916. Moved into No 31 Bn, MGC 21 February 1918.
94th MG Company Formed in Grantham, moved to France and joined 31st Division, 21 May 1916. Moved into No 31 Bn, MGC 21 February 1918.
95th MG Company Formed in 5th Division, 20 December 1915. Moved into No 5 Bn, MGC 26 April 1918. Originally formed as 14th MG Company, and redesignated on 12 January 1916.
96th MG Company Formed in Grantham, moved to France and joined 32nd Division, 15 March 1917. Moved into No 32 Bn, MGC 21 February 1918.
97th MG Company Formed in Grantham, moved to France and joined 32nd Division, 15 March 1917. Moved into No 32 Bn, MGC 21 February 1918.
98th MG Company Formed in Grantham, moved to France and joined 33rd Division, 28 April 1916. Moved into No 33 Bn, MGC 19 February 1918.
99th MG Company Joined 2nd Division, 28 April 1916. Moved into No 2 Bn, MGC 4 March 1918.

Machine Gun Companies numbered 100-199

Unit Remarks
100th MG Company Formed in Grantham, moved to France and joined 33rd Division, 28 April 1916. Moved into No 33 Bn, MGC 19 February 1918. Attached to 58th Division, from 7-25 September 1918. Attached to 25th Division, 2-15 October 1918.
101st MG Company Joined 34th Division, 27 April 1916. Moved into No 34 Bn, MGC 26 February 1918.
102nd MG Company Joined 34th Division, 27 April 1916. Moved into No 34 Bn, MGC 26 February 1918.
103rd MG Company Joined 34th Division, 27 April 1916. Moved into No 34 Bn, MGC 26 February 1918.
104th MG Company Joined 35th Division, April 1916. Moved into No 35 Bn, MGC February 1918.
105th MG Company Joined 35th Division, April 1916. Moved into No 35 Bn, MGC February 1918.
106th MG Company Joined 35th Division, April 1916. Moved into No 35 Bn, MGC February 1918.
107th MG Company Formed at Forceville and joined 36th Division, 18 December 1915. Moved into No 36 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
108th MG Company Formed at Ribeaucourt and joined 36th Division, 26 January 1916. Moved into No 36 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
109th MG Company Formed at Fienvillers and joined 36th Division, 26 January 1916. Moved into No 36 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
110th MG Company Formed Grantham. Moved to France and joined 37th Division, 4 March 1916. Moved to 21st Division, 7 July 1916. Moved into No 21 Bn, MGC 24 February 1918.
111th MG Company Formed Grantham. Moved to France and joined 37th Division, 4 March 1916. Moved into No 37 Bn, MGC 4 March 1918.
112th MG Company Formed Grantham. Moved to France and joined 37th Division, 4 March 1916. Moved into No 37 Bn, MGC 4 March 1918.
114th MG Company Joined 38th (Welsh) Division, 19 May 1916. Moved into No 38 Bn, MGC 2 March 1918.
115th MG Company Joined 38th (Welsh) Division, 19 May 1916. Moved into No 38 Bn, MGC 2 March 1918.
116th MG Company Formed Grantham 1 March 1916. Moved to France and joined 39th Division, at Loisne on 18 May 1916. Moved into No 39 Bn, MGC 14 March 1918.
117th MG Company Formed Grantham 1 March 1916. Moved to France and joined 39th Division, at Bethune on 18 May 1916. Moved into No 39 Bn, MGC 14 March 1918.
118th MG Company Formed in 39th Division, at Wallon-Cappel on 21 March 1916. Moved into No 39 Bn, MGC 14 March 1918.
119th MG Company Joined 40th Division, June 1916. Moved into No 40 Bn, MGC in March 1918.
120th MG Company Joined 40th Division, June 1916. Moved into No 40 Bn, MGC in March 1918.
121st MG Company Joined 40th Division, June 1916. Moved into No 40 Bn, MGC in March 1918.
122nd MG Company Joined 41st Division, May 1916. Moved into No 41 Bn, MGC 17 March 1918. > War Diary
123rd MG Company Joined 41st Division, June 1916. Moved into No 41 Bn, MGC 17 March 1918.
124th MG Company Joined 41st Division, June 1916. Moved into No 41 Bn, MGC 17 March 1918.
125th MG Company Formed in Egypt, and joined 42nd Division, 4 March 1916. Moved into No 42 Bn, MGC 23 February 1918.
126th MG Company Formed in Egypt, and joined 42nd Division, 14 March 1916. Moved into No 42 Bn, MGC 23 February 1918.
127th MG Company Formed in Egypt, and joined 42nd Division, 14 March 1916. Moved into No 42 Bn, MGC 23 February 1918.
137th MG Company Formed in 46th (North Midland) Division, 7 March 1916. Moved into No 46 Bn, MGC 28 February 1918.
138th MG Company Formed in 46th (North Midland) Division, 22 February 1916. Moved into No 46 Bn, MGC 28 February 1918.
139th MG Company Formed in 46th (North Midland) Division, 16 February 1916. Moved into No 46 Bn, MGC 28 February 1918.
140th MG Company Formed in 47th (2nd London) Division, 13 December 1915. Moved into No 47 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
141st MG Company Formed in 47th (2nd London) Division, 12 December 1915. Moved into No 47 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
142nd MG Company Formed in 47th (2nd London) Division, 10 December 1915. Moved into No 47 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
143rd MG Company Formed in 48th (South Midland) Division, 8 January 1916. Moved into No 48 Bn, MGC 22 March 1918.
144th MG Company Formed in 48th (South Midland) Division, 23 January 1916. Moved into No 48 Bn, MGC 22 March 1918.
145th MG Company Formed in 48th (South Midland) Division, 11 January 1916. Moved into No 48 Bn, MGC 22 March 1918.
146th MG Company Formed in 49th (West Riding) Division, 27 January 1916. Moved into No 49 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
147th MG Company Formed in 49th (West Riding) Division, 26 January 1916. Moved into No 49 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
148th MG Company Formed in 49th (West Riding) Division, 6 February 1916. Moved into No 49 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
149th MG Company Formed in 50th (Northumberland) Division, 6 February 1916. Moved into No 50 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
150th MG Company Formed in 50th (Northumberland) Division, 1 February 1916. Moved into No 50 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
151st MG Company Formed in 50th (Northumberland) Division, 6 February 1916. Moved into No 50 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
152nd MG Company Formed in 51st (Highland) Division, 16 January 1916. Moved into No 51 Bn, MGC 19 February1918.
153rd MG Company Formed in 51st (Highland) Division, 12 January 1916. Moved into No 51 Bn, MGC 19 February1918.
154th MG Company Formed in 51st (Highland) Division, 14 January 1916. Moved into No 51 Bn, MGC 19 February1918.
155th MG Company Formed in 52nd (Lowland) Division, 23 March 1916. Moved into No 52 Bn, MGC 28 April 1918.
156th MG Company Formed in 52nd (Lowland) Division, 16 March 1916. Moved into No 52 Bn, MGC 28 April 1918.
157th MG Company Formed in 52nd (Lowland) Division, 14 March 1916. Moved into No 52 Bn, MGC 28 April 1918.
158th MG Company Formed in 53rd (Welsh) Division, 26 April 1916. Moved into No 53 Bn, MGC 25 April 1918.
159th MG Company Formed in 53rd (Welsh) Division, 20 April 1916. Moved into No 53 Bn, MGC 25 April 1918.
160th MG Company Formed in 53rd (Welsh) Division, 11 May 1916. Moved into No 53 Bn, MGC 25 April 1918.
161st MG Company Formed in 54th (East Anglian) Division, 23 April 1916. Moved into No 54 Bn, MGC 19 April 1918.
162nd MG Company Formed in 54th (East Anglian) Division, 26 April 1916. Moved into No 54 Bn, MGC 19 April 1918.
163rd MG Company Formed in 54th (East Anglian) Division, 1 May 1916. Moved into No 54 Bn, MGC 19 April 1918.
164th MG Company Formed in 55th (West Lancs) Division, 19 February 1916. Moved into No 55 Bn, MGC 7 March 1918.
165th MG Company Formed in 55th (West Lancs) Division, 26 February 1916. Moved into No 55 Bn, MGC 7 March 1918.
166th MG Company Formed in 55th (West Lancs) Division, 1 March 1916. Moved into No 55 Bn, MGC 7 March 1918.
167th MG Company Formed in 56th (1st London) Division, 22 March 1916. Moved into No 56 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
168th MG Company Formed in 56th (1st London) Division, 16 March 1916. Moved into No 56 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
169th MG Company Formed in 56th (1st London) Division, 17 April 1916. Moved into No 56 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
170th MG Company Joined 57th (2nd West Lancashire) Division, February 1917. Moved into No 57 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
171st MG Company Joined 57th (2nd West Lancashire) Division, February 1917. Moved into No 57 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
172nd MG Company Joined 57th (2nd West Lancashire) Division, February 1917. Moved into No 57 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
173rd MG Company Joined 57th (2nd West Lancashire) Division, 31 March 1917. Moved into No 57 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
174th MG Company Joined 59th (2nd North Midland) Division, 6 March 1917. Moved into No 59 Bn, MGC 7 March 1918.
175th MG Company Joined 59th (2nd North Midland) Division, 17 February 1917. Moved into No 59 Bn, MGC 7 March 1918.
176th MG Company Joined 38th (Welsh) Division, 28 March 1917. Moved into No 38 Bn, MGC 2 March 1918.
177th MG Company Joined 59th (2nd North Midland) Division, 19 February 1917. Moved into No 59 Bn, MGC 7 March 1918.
178th MG Company Joined 46th (North Midland) Division, 28 March 1917. Moved into No 46 Bn, MGC 28 February 1918.
179th MG Company Joined 60th (2/2nd London) Division, 29 June 1916. Moved into No 60 Bn, MGC 17 May 1918.
180th MG Company Joined 60th (2/2nd London) Division, 29 June 1916. Moved into No 60 Bn, MGC 17 May 1918.
181st MG Company Joined 60th (2/2nd London) Division, 29 June 1916. Moved into No 60 Bn, MGC 17 May 1918.
182nd MG Company Formed in Grantham; joined 61st Division in France, 19 June 1916. Moved into No 61 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
183rd MG Company Formed in Grantham; joined 61st Division in France, 19 June 1916. Moved into No 61 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
184th MG Company Formed in Grantham; joined 61st Division in France, 20 June 1916. Moved into No 61 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
188th MG Company Formed in Grantham; joined 63rd Division 4 August 1916, at Barlin. Transferred to Base Depot 17 May 1917. 223rd MG Company arrived 8 May 1917 initially with 189th Brigade, but transferred 12 June 1917 as 188th MG Company, and moved into 63 MG Bn 1 March 1918.
189th MG Company Formed in Grantham as 224th MG Company; joined 63rd Division 29 April 1917 and redesignated. Moved into No 63 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
191st MG Company Joined 24th Division, 15 December 1916, at Noeux-les-Mines. Moved into No 24 Bn, MGC 5 March 1918.
192nd MG Company Joined 6th Division, 15 December 1916. Moved into No 6 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
193rd MG Company Joined 56th Division, 24 December 1916. Moved into No 56 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
194th MG Company Formed in Grantham. Joined 23rd Division near Vlamertinghe, 16 December 1916. Moved into No 23 Bn, MGC 1 April 1918.
195th MG Company Joined 25th Division, 30 October 1916. Moved into No 25 Bn, MGC 17 March 1918.
196th MG Company Joined 55th Division, 22 December 1916. Moved into No 55 Bn, MGC 7 March 1918.
197th MG Company Joined 9th Division, 19 December 1916 at Montenescourt. Attached to 173rd Brigade, 58th Division, from 22 February to 26 March 1917. Moved into No 9 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
198th MG Company Moved to France 15 December 1916. Joined 12th Division (?). Moved to 58th Division on 24 February 1917. Moved into No 58 Bn, MGC 2 March 1918.
199th MG Company Formed at Grantham and joined 49th Division in France on 19 December 1916. Moved to 41st Division, 29 October 1917. Moved into No 41 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.

Machine Gun Companies numbered 200 and above

Unit

Remarks
200th MG Company Formed at Grantham. Joined 59th Division, but did not move with it to France. Eventually did so, joining on 18 April 1917. Moved into No 59 Bn, MGC 7 March 1918.
201st MG Company Formed at Grantham. Joined 59th Division, but did not move with it to France. On 28 March 1917, disembarked at Le Havre, joining 62nd Division two days later. Joined 62 Bn MGC on formation on 9 March 1918.
202nd MG Company Formed at Grantham. Joined 59th Division, but moved in March 1917 to 66th Division. Moved into 66 Bn MGC on 11 March 1918.
203rd MG Company Formed at Grantham. Joined 59th Division, but moved in March 1917 to 66th Division. Moved into 66 Bn MGC on 11 March 1918.
204th MG Company Formed at Grantham. Joined 66th Division in March 1917. Moved into 66 Bn MGC on 11 March 1918.
205th MG Company Joined 5th Division, 19 March 1917. Moved into No 5 Bn, MGC 26 April 1918.
206th MG Company Formed at Grantham 24 October 1916. Joined 58th Division in France on 24 March 1917. Moved into No 58 Bn, MGC 2 March 1918.
208th MG Company Joined 62nd Division in France on 4 March 1917. Moved into No 62 Bn, MGC 9 March 1918.
209th MG Company Former title 3rd Dismounted Brigade MGC, joined 74th Division 10 April 1917, and moved into 74 MG Bn 11 April 1918.
210th MG Company Former title 4th Dismounted Brigade MGC, joined 74th Division 6 April 1917, and moved into 74 MG Bn 11 April 1918.
211th MG Company Formed by 15 September 1917 in XXI Corps in Palestine, joined 52nd Division 1/4/1918, joined 52 MG Battalion 28 April 1918
212th MG Company Joined 62nd Division in France on 9 March 1917. Moved into No 62 Bn, MGC 9 March 1918.
213th MG Company Joined 62nd Division in France on 9 March 1917. Moved into No 62 Bn, MGC 9 March 1918.
214th MG Company Formed at Grantham 10 December 1916. Joined 58th Division in France on 25 March 1917. Moved into No 58 Bn, MGC 2 March 1918.
215th MG Company Joined 58th Division in France on 21 March 1917. Moved into No 58 Bn, MGC 2 March 1918.
216th MG Company Joined 1st Division, 22 March 1917. Moved into No 1 Bn, MGC 28 February 1918.
217th MG Company Joined 20th (Light) Division, March 1917. Moved into No 20 Bn, MGC 15 March 1918.
219th MG Company Joined 32nd Division, 25 March 1917. Moved into No 32 Bn, MGC 21 February 1918.
220th MG Company Joined 7th Division, 25 March 1917. Moved into No 7 Bn, MGC 1 April 1918.
221st MG Company Attached to Nowshera Brigade in 1st (Peshawar) Division in India, June to December 1917. Arrived in Egypt February 1918. Joined "A" Bn, in XIX Corps on 21 May 1918.
223rd MG Company Formed in Camiers at the MGC Base Depot on 6 August 1917. Joined 63rd (Royal Naval) Division at St Aubin 7 September 1917, and moved into No 63 Bn MGC on formation 1 March 1918.
224th MG Company Joined 14th Division, 17 November 1917, at Val d'Aquin. Moved into No 14 Bn, MGC March 1918.
225th MG Company Joined 15th Division, 19 July 1917, at Brandhoek. Moved into No 15 Bn, MGC 17 March 1918.
226th MG Company Joined 30th Division, 19 July1917. Moved into No 30 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
227th MG Company Joined 29th Division, 20 July1917. Moved into No 29 Bn, MGC 15 February 1918.
228th MG Company Formed in Grantham, embarked 12 July 1917, joined 39th Division at Poperinghe 19 July 1917. Moved into No 39 Bn, MGC by 14 March 1918.
229th MG Company Formed in Grantham, embarked 24 April 1917, joined 75th Division in Egypt 18 June 1917. Moved into No 75 Bn, MGC on 3 May 1918.
230th MG Company oined 75th Division in Egypt 15 July 1917. Moved into No 75 Bn, MGC on 3 May 1918.
231st MG Company Formed in Grantham, embarked 24 April 1917, joined 75th Division in Egypt 13 August 1917. Moved into No 75 Bn, MGC on 3 May 1918.
232nd MG Company Joined 51st Division, 20 July 1917. Moved into No 51 Bn, MGC 19 February 1918.
233rd MG Company Joined 3rd Division, 18 July 1917. Moved into No 3 Bn, MGC 6 March 1918.
234th MG Company Joined 4th Division, 16 July 1917. Moved into No 4 Bn, MGC 26 February 1918.
235th MG Company Joined 12th Division, 16 July 1917 at Arras. Moved into No 12 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
236th MG Company Joined 17th Division, 17 July1917. Moved into No 17 Bn, MGC 24 February 1918.
237th MG Company Formed Grantham. Moved to France and joined 21st Division, 17 July 1917, at Moyenneville. Moved into No 21 Bn, MGC 24 February 1918.
238th MG Company Formed Grantham 18 February 1917. Moved to France and joined 41st Division, 17 July 1917. Left Division 1 October 1917 and moved to Mesopotamia. Joined 54th Indian Brigade, 18th Indian Division, 30 December 1917.
239th MG Company Formed Grantham. Moved to France and joined 47th Division, 17 July 1917. Left Division 1 October 1917, and moved to Mesopotamia.
240th MG Company Formed Grantham. Moved to France and joined 34th Division, 18 July 1917. Moved into No 34 Bn, MGC 26 February 1918.
241st MG Company Formed Grantham. Moved to France and joined 35th Division, at Villers Faucon on 18 July 1917. Moved into No 35 Bn, MGC by 2 March 1918.
242nd MG Company Joined 2nd Division, 18 July 1917. Moved into No 2 Bn, MGC 4 March 1918.
243rd MG Company Moved to France and joined 31st Division, 18 July 1917 at Mont St Eloi. Moved into No 31 Bn, MGC 3 March 1918.
244th MG Company Formed Grantham. Moved to France and joined 40th Division, 20 July 1917. Moved into No 40 Bn, MGC 25 February 1918.
245th MG Company Formed Grantham. Moved to France and joined 50th Division, 30 July 1917. Moved into No 50 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
246th MG Company Formed Grantham. Moved to France and joined 19th Division, 19 July 1917, at Bailleul. Moved into No 19 Bn, MGC 14 February 1918.
246th MG Company Formed Grantham. Moved to France and joined 37th Division, 19 July 1917, at Dranoutre. Moved into No 37 Bn, MGC 4 March 1918.
248th MG Company Formed Grantham. Moved to France and joined 33rd Division, 21 July 1917. Moved into No 33 Bn, MGC by 19 February 1918.
249th MG Company Joined 14th Division, 21 July 1917, at Westoutre. Left Division 1 October 1917 and moved to Mesopotamia, arriving 13 Novmber 1917. Joined 18th (Indian) Division on 5 February 1918.
250th MG Company Formed Grantham. Moved to France and joined 11th Division, 16 November 1917, at Noeux les Mines. Moved into No 11 Bn, MGC 28 February 1918.
251st MG Company Formed Grantham. Moved to France and joined 48th Division, 16 November 1917. Moved into No 48 Bn, MGC 22 March 1918.
252nd MG Company joined 214th Bde in 71st Division, 9 November 1917, left with Bde for 67th Division, 12 February 1918
253rd MG Company joined 214th Bde in 71st Division, 9 November 1917, left with Bde for 67th Division, 12 February 1918
254th MG Company Formed Grantham. Moved to France and joined 49th Division, 26 November 1917. Moved into No 49 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
255th MG Company Formed Grantham. Moved to France and joined 47th Division, 19 November 1917. Moved into No 47 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
261st MG Company Formed in Quetta, India in June 1917 under 4th (Quetta) Division. Left December 1917.
262nd MG Company Joined "A" Bn, in XIX Corps on 21 May 1918.
263rd MG Company Formed in 1st (Peshawar) Division in India, December 1917.
265th MG Company Broken up on joining 18th Division, 17 April 1918, to provide reinforcements for No 18 MG Bn.
266th MG Company Formed Grantham. Moved to France and joined 36th Division, 17 January 1918. Moved into No 36 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
267th MG Company Formed Grantham. Moved to France and joined 61st Division, 18 January 1918. Moved into No 61 Bn, MGC 1 March 1918.
268th MG Company Formed in England in October 1917. Moved to France and joined 42nd Division, 20 January 1918. Moved into No 42 Bn, MGC 23 February 1918.
269th MG Company Formed in England. Moved to France and joined 16th Division, 18 January 1918. Moved into No 16 Bn, MGC 9 March 1918. This Bn was broken up on 8 May 1918 and troops transferred to infantry.
270th MG Company Formed in Quetta, India in December 1917 under 4th (Quetta) Division.
271st MG Company Joined "A" Bn, in XIX Corps on 21 May 1918.
272nd MG Company Joined "A" Bn, in XIX Corps on 21 May 1918.
273rd MG Company Formed in October-November 1917 and joined 13th Division.
277th MG Company Formed as 228th MG Company on 11 September 1917, in 228th Brigade, 28th Division. Redesignated 277th 20 November 1917.
278th MG Company Became D Coy, No 18 MG Bn, in 18th Division, 9 April 1918.

Machine Gun Battalions

Machine Gun Battalions were formed in the Divisions in the early months of 1918, by bringing together the four MGC Companies into a single command structure. The Battalions took the number of their Division. Their movements and history can be seen on the appropriate Divisional page. Other MGC Battalions were formed outside the Divisions, or were detached to be placed under the command of higher formations are listed here.

Unit Remarks
39 MG Battalion By November 1918, attached as Army Troops to Second Army.
101 MG Battalion By November 1918, attached as Army Troops to Second Army.
104 MG Battalion By November 1918, attached as Army Troops to Second Army.
"A" MG Battalion Formed in XIX Corps from MG Companies from Egypt, on 21 May 1918. Consisted of 221, 262, 271 and 272 MG Coys. Joined 30th Division, 29 June 1918, and redesignated No 31 Bn, MGC.
"B" MG Battalion Formed from the amalgamation of the Warwickshire Yeomanry and the South Notts Hussars, in Egypt on 3 April 1918. Moved to Western Front by end of June 1918. Redesignated 100th Bn MGC on 19 August 1918, and after brief spells with 12th and 47th Divisions, joined 58th Division, and moved on to 46th, 25th and finally 66th Divisions.
"C" MG Battalion Formed from the amalgamation of the Berkshire Yeomanry and the Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars, in Egypt on 13 June 1918. Moved to Western Front by end of June 1918, after first sailing from Alexandria to Taranto 17-21 June. Redesignated 101st Bn MGC on 19 August 1918.
"D" MG Battalion Formed from the amalgamation of the East Riding Yeomanry and the Lincolnshire Yeomanry, in Egypt on 7 April 1918. Moved to Western Front by early June 1918. Redesignated 102nd Bn MGC in August 1918, attached as First Army troops.
"E" MG Battalion Formed from the amalgamation of the 1/1st City of London Yeomanry and the 1/3rd County of London Yeomanry, in Egypt on 7 April 1918. Moved to Western Front by early June 1918. Redesignated 103rd Bn MGC on 19 August 1918, attached as First Army troops.
"F" MG Battalion Formed by the 1/2nd County of London Yeomanry (at this time known as XX Corps Cavalry Regiment), in Egypt on 7 April 1918. Moved to Western Front by early June 1918. Redesignated 104th Bn MGC on 19 August 1918, attached as Second Army troops.
Cape Corps MG Company Joined 53rd Division on 17 September 1918 and absorbed into Divisional MG Battalion