I can't tell you about the period in question but on the Victorian Wars
Forum this thread
covers some of the practicalities etc of pensions in the later period.
One of the suggested links is this one - again, for later in the 1800s
That includes a partial list of local pay offices.
While it's all for a different period, it might at least give you a clue
what sort of thing to look for.
On 18/10/2014 08:00, sog-uk-request(a)rootsweb.com wrote:
Can anyone tell me please how retired army soldiers would pick up their pensions (before
we had post offices, banks etc)? ... so I wondered how difficult it might be to try to
find out where he picked up his cash? At least that would give me a place to look for a
burial record etc. Any suggestions gratefully received.
Thank you all