is there anything you find ironic or insual about his anger?
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The cook is angry because he cooked for 150 men, and only a few showed up for dinner. Some were changing, but many were dead.
"They won't be fed by you to-day. They're either in the dressing-station or pushing up daisies." The cook was quite disconcerted as the facts dawned on him. He was staggered. "And I have cooked for one hundred and fifty men--"
All Quiet on the Western Front
dressing station is referring to hospital not physically dressing (dressing wounds)