One of the great tragedies of the Crimea was that so many braved shot and shell only to be cut down by cholera. Lt. Colonel Francis Hoey of the 30th Foot (Cambridgeshire) succumbed to cholera on 29 Sept. 1854 just nine days after leading his regiment at the battle of the Alma. The 30th served in the 2nd Div. under General Evans, which joined the Guards Division in driving off the Russian batteries with fire from their new Minie Rifles. Lt. Colonel Hoey’s death was noted in Parliament by the Irish MP Edward Grogan who outlined Hoey’s gallant service at the Alma and his subsequent decline. This memorial hangs in Monkstown Parish Church in Dublin.