Guards Machine Gun Regiment, UK

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Guards Machine Gun Regiment, UK
Years active: 1/3/1918 –
Country: United Kingdom
Service: British Army
Branch: unknown
Type: Machine gun
Specific type: Corps (administrative)
Full size: none
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Created: 1/3/1918. Formed from machine gun companies of Guards brigades.[1]
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Name1: Machine Gun Guards[1]
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Name1 End: 10/5/1918
Reason for change: Granted regiment status by Royal Warrant.
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Name2: Guards Machine Gun Regiment[1]
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Alternate names: 6th Regiment of Foot Guards, Machine Gun Regiment of Foot Guards
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Command structure
Relationship type: Administrative
Parent unit: Buckingham Gate Guards Record Office, UK
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Start date: 1/3/1918
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Subordinate unit: 1st Guards Machine Gun Company, UK
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Subordinate unit: 2nd Guards Machine Gun Company, UK
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Subordinate unit: 3rd Guards Machine Gun Company, UK
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Subordinate unit: 1st Battalion Guards Machine Gun Regiment, UK
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Subordinate unit: 2nd Battalion Guards Machine Gun Regiment, UK
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Subordinate unit: 3rd Battalion Guards Machine Gun Regiment, UK
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Subordinate unit: 4th Battalion Guards Machine Gun Regiment, UK
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Personal narratives[edit]

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Official sources[edit]

Unit war diaries[edit]

None. Administrative organisations did not keep war diaries because they had no operational role.

See descendant unit pages for their war diaries.


Unit histories[edit]

Other official documents[edit]

Medal rolls[edit]

Campaign medal rolls at the UK National Archives.

Medal Officers Other ranks
1914 Star
1914-15 Star WO 329/2946 WO 329/2604
British War and Victory medals WO 329/2179 WO 329/627, WO 329/628
Territorial Force War Medal WO 329/3271 WO 329/3260


Other sources[edit]

Chris Baker, The Long, Long Trail: The Guards Machine Gun Regiment in 1914-1918


References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 James, E.A. (1998) [first published 1978]. British Regiments 1914-1918. Heathfield, UK: Naval & Military Press. p. 41. ISBN 0-906304-03-2.