Though promoted to major-general in 1912, he was prevented by Sam Hughes, minister of militia and defence, from getting command overseas at the outbreak of First World War. Appointed inspector general for eastern Canada, December 1914, he commanded the Halifax Fortress. In March 1918 he was called upon to restore order in Québec City following anti-conscription riots. After retiring (1919) near Toronto, he often served as judge at horse shows in Canada and the US.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Pariseau, Jean. "François-Louis Lessard". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 15 December 2013, Historica Canada. development.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/francois-louis-lessard. Accessed 28 September 2023.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Pariseau, J. (2013). François-Louis Lessard. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://development.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/francois-louis-lessard
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Pariseau, Jean. "François-Louis Lessard." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published December 02, 2007; Last Edited December 15, 2013.
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "François-Louis Lessard," by Jean Pariseau, Accessed September 28, 2023, https://development.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/francois-louis-lessard
Article by Jean Pariseau
Published Online December 2, 2007
Last Edited December 15, 2013