German Generals were now forced to retreat from the bulge in their line and slowly gave ground as they were pressurised on all sides to straighten the front. The enemy now fell back, giving up the ten mile bulge in the lines over a seven day period, ground that they had captured in one day in May. German losses were heavy losing 25,000 men as prisoners of war and much equipment, including artillery and machine-gun.
The 6 Camerons began intensive training on the 8 of July for the attack, close to Chateau de la Haie where they also held a battalion sports day. On the 12 of July they entered Victory Camp where they were shelled at 7pm, suffering no casualties apart from two mules wounded. On the 17 of July the battalion was moved to Clermont by train, then marched to Rusoy and into billets, the Camerons were then moved to Banru on the 19 and then to a forest South of St Pierre Aigle, during this move they were attacked from the air.
On the 22 of July the 6 Camerons relieved the 1 United States Army, Infantry Brigade in the frontline near Berczy, during this time one man was injured and taken to a field hospital.
The 6 Battalion Cameron Highlanders attacked the German lines the next day, the 23 of July 1918, alongside the 10 French Army. The battalion role was to keep in touch with the trench on its left and the 46 Brigade on the right flank.
‘A’ Company managed to reach the village of Noyant, but had to retire owing to the flank units not having advanced; by nightfall the 6 Camerons were three hundred yards forward of their start point. The battalion stayed in this position until they were relieved on the 25 of July by the 8 Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, as the Camerons left the front line trench they were shelled and came under mustard gas attack.
Private Charles Robertson Burr was one of eighteen other ranks who were killed in action near Berczy France on the 23 of July 1918 as his battalion fought alongside American and French soldiers, 78 were wounded and 22 were reported as missing.
He was the second son of Mr and Mrs Burr to be killed during the First World War, his brother Peter had been killed during the Battle of the Somme in 1916. Mr and Mrs Burr had a younger son Gordon who went on to run the family business. Charles and Peter Burr also had a sister Marjorie who lived in Tain Ross-shire.
Their young brother Gordon went on to run the very successful Burr's business in Tongue.