I can't give you the website that has British Army records but they are on line now with a pay website. The National Archives at Kew London will provide a link to the company
they are partners with for the records.
I do know the 1812 soldiers got land in Upper Canada so why not the Crimean War too, I think it was in place of paying
An Irish message board called MILGENIRE, just google might be
a good place to ask questions Military Genealogy Ireland.