The website, British 41st Regiment Of Foot Deserters And/Or Settlers In North America, asserted the following:
" Many of the men were captured in the War of 1812 and the Americans actively offered bounties to these men to desert."
See the list of deserters included on the site.
See the history of the 41st here and more here.
A soldier from the 41st mentioned in British Graves Near Fort Stephenson.