Hubert Rochereau’s parents decided to keep their sons room exactly the way he left it when he went off to fight in the war.
That was 96 years ago during World War I.
According to The Guardian, Rochereau was a second lieutenant in the French Army during WWI. He died April 26, 1918 after being wounded in combat near the village of Loker in Belgium.
He was awarded a posthumous Legion of Honour for bravery and his name is on the war memorial in his home village. But the most important memorial is the one in his home.
In 1935, his parents decided to sell the house and made the new owners sign an agreement stating that their sons room could not be changed for 500 years.
Several years and owners later, the room remains the same.