Rinaldo Ricaldone was born 20 September 1889 in the military hospital in Alessandria, Italy, the son of Giovanni Battista Ricaldone and Giuseppina Grappiola.
When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 6 April 1912, he gave his address as 50 Greek Street, Soho London. The Titanic was his first ship. He boarded the Titanic on 10 April.
Ricaldone died in the sinking, his body, if recovered, was never identified.