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I am seeking information concerning S.S.A 2 which was attached to the French 66th Division then serving in the Vosges Mountains. According to information I found on a French forum, S.S.A.2 served in Alsace from December 5, 1915 until February 26, 1916.

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Gustywinds

As far as I am aware, SSA2 was not a Friends’ Ambulance Unit. The only ones I’ve seen referenced in documents I have are SSA13 (in which my great uncle served), SSA14 and SSA19. 
The SSAs were many different volunteer units, not just the FAU so SSA2 may have been BRCS or something else.

Alternatively it may be they have the wrong number. I know SSA19 was further east than the other two, servicing Verdun and other areas.

The Quaker library in London has a lot of info on the FAU as does the Cadbury collection at Birmingham University.Vosges

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SSA 1
Automotive Service of the VIIth Army, Belfort: March 1915 - September 24, 1915
7th DI: September 24, 1915 - July 5, 1916
128th ID: July 5th, 1916 -?
January 1917: according to Binyon, "section 1 leaves Verdun"
39th DI: January 1918 (present at the division on January 18th) - January 27th, 1919 (This remains to be confirmed)

SSA 2
15th DI: January 25th, 1915 - December 1st, 1915
66th ID: December 6th, 1915 -? According to Binyon, the section, early 1916, left for Bar-le-Duc
April 1916: section 2 is in Vadelaincourt
August 10, 1916: she is in Souville
December 1916: Section 2 leaves Verdun, according to Binyon
72nd ID: January 17th, 1917 - February 1st, 1919

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Gustywinds

I haven't been able to find anything about an English/British Ambulance unit No 2 (SSA being Section Sanitaires Anglaise in the context I know) but there was a No 4 serving in Vosges:

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205048168

This was not an FAU unit - it appears to have been order of St John

 

I also found this correspondence relating to the American Ambulance units and the abbreviation may be used for Section Sanitaires Automobile or Americaine. Unit No 2 is mentioned attached to 66th Division 

http://www.vlib.us/medical/FriendsFrance/ff06.htm

 

The rest of the book can be read here if of interest:

http://net.lib.byu.edu/estu/wwi/memoir/FriendsFrance/ffTC.htm

 

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