How do I find a relatives religion?

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My father was born in 1913 in Richmond, Melbourne Australia and died when I was very young.  I have the extract of entry of his birth which doesn't give me many details.  I am trying to find out what religion he was.  Any idea of how I can find that?
in Genealogy Help by Lawrence Gahan G2G Rookie (190 points)
If you have an obituary it might name the church where his services were held, as well as the minister’s name.

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Would you be willing to give more details, so we can go searching for you?
by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
He was born on 7 January 1913 in Richmond, Melbourne Australia.  His Name was Clive Newton Gahan, his father was Henry Gahan, mother Harriet Jane Gahan.  I do not know if he was born in a hospital.  He died in 1956 and another respondent said I could look at the obituary BUT I wasn't at the funeral, didn't know he had died until a couple of days later, don't know too much about him.
Name: Clive Newton Gahan
Birth Date: 7 Jan 1913
Birth Place: Richmond Victoria
Year Range: 1939 - 1948
Enlistment Place: Melbourne
Service Number: 59961
Next of Kin: F Gahan
Series Description: A9301: RAAF, NCOs and Other Ranks

Source Citation

National Archives of Australia; Canberra, Australia; RAAF Personnel files of Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) and Other Ranks, 1921-1948; Series: A9301

Name: Clive Newton Gahan
Birth Year: abt 1913
Age: 43
Death Place: Heidelberg, Victoria
Father's Name: Arthur
Mother's Name: Harriet Ja Mobberley
Registration Year: 1956
Registration Place: Victoria
Registration Number: 14623

Source Information

Ancestry.com. Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.

The marriage notice was for Christ Church, South Yarra with Rev Canon Murray officiating . It is an Anglican Church

The funeral was held at funeral chapel

He was stationed in Darwin while in the RAAF (after the bombing in Feb 1942).

This page allows you to print off a certificate for his service --

https://nominal-rolls.dva.gov.au/veteran?id=906521&c=WW2#R

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Canadian census entries list religion,but US ones don't.
by David Hughey G2G Astronaut (1.6m points)

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