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Machine Gun Corps historical records [textual record]. 

Series consists of



Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

4.0 m of textual records

Scope and content

Series consists of the historical records of Canadian Machine Gun Corps units and formations, which were sent periodically to the Canadian Record Office and the Canadian War Records Office for safekeeping. The records are arranged by subject within each unit.

Textual records
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Copyright belongs to the Crown.

Biography / Administrative history

The Canadian Machine Gun Corps was organized in France on 16 April 1917 under Canadian Routine Order 558 of 22 February 1917. The corps was to take entire charge of the machine guns of the Canadian Corps and was composed of: (a) Machine Gun Squadron, Canadian Cavalry Brigade; (b) machine gun companies; (c) 1st Motor Machine Gun Brigade and motor machine gun batteries; and (d) a depot was organized in England on 4 January 1917 (under Canadian Routine Order 150 of same date). Brigade machine gun companies were detached from their respective brigades on 8 September 1917 and formed the companies of the different divisional machine gun battalions.

Additional information

Source of title
Title is based on the contents of the series.

No further accruals are expected.

Subject heading

1. Canada. Canadian Army. Canadian Machine Gun Corps
2. Canada. Armée canadienne. Canadian Machine Gun Corps
3. History Regimental histories. Canada. Canadian Army
4. Histoire Histoire des unités . Canada. Armée canadienne