Machine Gun Corps, UK

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This page is about the Machine Gun Corps, which included most machine gun units of the British Army, but Guards Machine Gun Regiment, UK was separate.


Machine Gun Corps, UK
Years active: 14/10/1915 – 1922
Country: United Kingdom
Service: British Army
Branch:
Type: Machine gun
Specific type: Corps (administrative)
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Created: 14/10/1915. Created by Royal Warrant as a corps for the purposes of the Army Act.
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Name1: Machine Gun Corps
Name1 Start: 14/10/1915
Name1 End: 1922
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Disbanded: 1922. 
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For more information on what infobox fields mean, see documentation at military unit, command structure and theatre of war.
Command structure
Relationship type: Administrative
Subordinate unit: Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry), UK
Subordinate level:
Start date: 22/10/1915
End date: 1922
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Command structure
Relationship type: Administrative
Subordinate unit: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), UK
Subordinate level:
Start date: 22/10/1915
End date: 1922
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Command structure
Relationship type: Administrative
Subordinate unit: Machine Gun Corps (Motors), UK
Subordinate level:
Start date: 22/10/1915
End date: 1922
Sources: [2]
Command structure
Relationship type: Administrative
Subordinate unit: Machine Gun Corps (Heavy), UK
Subordinate level:
Start date: 14/7/1916
End date: 1922
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Command structure
Relationship type: Administrative
Subordinate unit: Machine Gun Training Centre, UK
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Record Office[edit]

This administrative corps had its own record office which is represented here, not on a separate page.

Location: London
Letter code: MGC


Personal narratives[edit]

Related media[edit]

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 329/2952 WO 329/2826, WO 329/2827, WO 329/2828, WO 329/2829, WO 329/2830, WO 329/2831, WO 329/2832, WO 329/2833
British War and Victory medals WO 329/2263, WO 329/2264 WO 329/1734, WO 329/1735, WO 329/1736, WO 329/1737, WO 329/1738, WO 329/1739, WO 329/1740, WO 329/1741, WO 329/1742, WO 329/1743, WO 329/1744, WO 329/1745, WO 329/1746, WO 329/1747, WO 329/1748, WO 329/1749, WO 329/1750, WO 329/1751, WO 329/1752, WO 329/1753, WO 329/1754, WO 329/1755, WO 329/1756, WO 329/1757, WO 329/1758, WO 329/1759, WO 329/1760, WO 329/1761, WO 329/1762, WO 329/1763, WO 329/1764, WO 329/1765, WO 329/1766
Territorial Force War Medal WO 329/3272 WO 329/3267


Other sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Army Order 413 of 1915
  2. Army Order 414 of 1915
  3. Army Order 253 of 1916