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2nd Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A black and white photocopy of a photograph of the Machine Gun section at Jhansi in India in June 1913. Standing Left to Right are Privates Hignell, Boshier, Odey, Fawcett, Pocock, Dean. (Sitting Left to Right) Privates Cooling, Saunders, Baigent, Sergeant Hancock, Lieutenant Nugent, L/Corporal Vaughan, Privates Haynes, Bailey, Wheeler. All Infantry battalions, prior to the 1st World War, were equipped with two machine guns. After the outbreak of war in 1914, when the full enormity of the threat became apparent, the machine gun capability was substantially increased, leading to the formation of the Machine Gun Corps, with many of the Battalion?s machine gunners transferring into that unit.

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