Missing for Seven Decades, Canadian Soldier Set to Receive Proper Burial
When the dirt was scraped away, the letters showed through, carved into the gold signet ring with a flourish: “KDD.”
Beneath the Brussels sprouts of the Belgian farm field, there were other clues. A compass whose needle still pointed north. Two combs, a shaving kit, a wallet. The skeleton itself.
In the end, dental records confirmed what the ring suggested: This was Kenneth Donald Duncanson, private in the Canadian Army, reported missing in action on Sept. 17, 1944, while fighting for control of the Leopold Canal. KDD.