17/3/24 - Updated with funeral arrangements: Bury St Edmunds Crematorium on 2nd April at 15:00. 

This message below received from John's friend Colin Walker, Scouting Historian.

I am very sad indeed to pass on the news of the death of my great friend in Scouting John Ineson.  John was 91 years old. He joined Suffolk Scouting aged 16 remaining in the County for the rest of his life.  He was a  Rover and then a Scout Leader in Bures, Suffolk where he was  one of the  first to arrange for his Group to go to camp on an international air flight. He was an early member of the Scout and Guide Stamp Club becoming its President and very  well known internationally.

He was awarded the Silver Wolf and was an International Commissioner,  very active in the return of Hungary to the Scouting family after the fall of communism. He helped found the Mafeking Museum and was responsible for the campaign to provide a  headstone for the  grave of Sergeant Major Warner Goodyear, the only Mafeking Cadet B-P even named.  (Warner Goodyear appeared on a Mafeking 'Blue' stamp). 

John without question had  one of the best and widest collections of Scouting items ever assembled including pottery, stamps, postcards, cigarette cards, Baden-Powell artefacts and letters etc etc  He was a personal friend of many members of the Baden-Powell family and most generous with his time and encouragement to all with a quest for knowledge. Our thoughts are with his wife Diane and family.  He will be most sadly missed.