Who Fell In
The Great War
Saul hath slain his thousands
but David has tens of thousands
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The Machine Gun Corps of which His Majesty King George V was Colonel-in-Chief. was formed by Royal Warrant dated the 14th day of October 1915.
The Corps served in France, Flanders, Russia, Italy, Egypt, Palestine, Mesopotamia, Salonica, India, Afghanistan, and East Africa.
The last unit of the Corps to be disbanded was the Depot at Shorncliffe on the 15th day of July 1922. The total number who served in the Corps was some 11,500 Officers and 159,000 other ranks. of whom 1,120, Officers and 12,67I other ranks were killed and 2,881 Officers and 45,377 other ranks were wounded, missing or prisoners of war.