World War 1

Machine Gun Battalion loading a Vickers machine gun on to a motor cycle sidecar, France 1918

Sharpshooters 1914-1918

103rd Machine Gun Battalion 1918-1919

In April 1918, the Sharpshooters were amalgamated with the Roughriders to form the 103rd Machine Gun Battalion. In this role, they were sent to France where they were mechanised (with motor cycles, sidecar combinations and 3-ton trucks). 

They went into the line in time to take part in the Pursuit to Mons which took them up to the armistice on 11 November 1918.